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Press Releases
Nov 30, 2022
Lawsuit filed to protect Rio Grande silvery minnow from extinction

New solutions needed for a living Rio Grande

Rivers
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #ReviveTheRio, #RioGrande, #StopExtinction
Oct 4, 2022
Guardians, allies win major appeal in challenge to expansion of Colorado’s Gross Dam

If completed, the expansion would make the Gross Dam the tallest in Colorado, further draining the Colorado River at the expense of downstream users and ecosystems

Rivers
#LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers
Jul 25, 2022
Advocates push for additional support for New Mexico’s Strategic Water Reserve

Groups call on state leaders to prepare for unprecedented water challenges by readying tools for climate resilience

Rivers
#LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #ReviveTheRio, #RioGrande
Apr 12, 2022
Downstream communities push for rejection of water export proposal in San Luis Valley

Groups call on Douglas County Commission to nix proposal to pipe groundwater to Colorado Front Range

Rivers
#LivingRio, #PressStatement, #RioGrande
Mar 8, 2022
Communities expecting another challenging year in the Rio Grande Basin

Plummeting streamflow complicated by nearly 100-year-old agreement

Rivers
#LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #ReviveTheRio, #RioGrande
Feb 28, 2022
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists the peppered chub as endangered

Disappearing prairie fish and its habitat receive Endangered Species Act protections

Rivers, Wildlife
Feb 16, 2022
Rio Grande Basin forecast suggests another difficult water year ahead

Increasing aridification and intensifying impacts of climate change complicate situation

Rivers
#LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RioGrande
Dec 13, 2021
New report: 3 of 4 upper Colorado River basin states overusing Colorado River water

Shrinking Snowpacks in Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado require states to cut their water use from Colorado River and its tributaries or risk ‘Call on the River’

Rivers
#CORiver, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers
Nov 22, 2021
Coalition urges federal agency to appropriately evaluate water pipeline project

The project will impact the lower Santa Fe River, which flows into the Rio Grande

Rivers
Nov 15, 2021
Comments and questions needed on Santa Fe pipeline project

Project expected to reduce flows in the lower Santa Fe River by up to 50%

Rivers
#LivingRivers, #PressStatement