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Press Releases
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
Oct 20, 2021
Living rivers vital to New Mexico’s 50-year water planning effort

Plan currently falls short in analyzing the effects of climate change on the ecological health of waterways, imperiled species, and recreational economy

Rivers
#LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #ReviveTheRio, #RioGrande
Oct 18, 2021
Endangered status removed from imperiled Colorado River fish

Crisis looms large for the basin due to climate change and unsustainable use

Rivers, Wildlife
#CORiver, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers, #StopExtinction
Sep 28, 2021
Comments needed on New Mexico’s 50-year water plan

Health of state’s rivers, streams, and riparian areas—and projected impacts to fish and wildlife—not adequately addressed

Rivers
#LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #ReviveTheRio, #StopExtinction