As we enter a new era of uncertainty about the river's future, one fact is beyond reasonable dispute: we need to change the way we manage the Colorado River.
A National Treasure
The Colorado River is a symbol of the West. It sustains life in the dry states through which it passes. Just as humans depend on healthy blood flow, the Colorado River depends on healthy water flows. These flows are being compromised by current management practices and policies, as well as a warming climate.
It’s our job to be responsible users of the river so that people, businesses, farms, ranches and wildlife will continue to benefit from this national treasure and to ensure the preservation of the Western way of life.