The Colorado River supplies drinking and irrigation water to a whopping 40 million people, spanning from Colorado to California. It’s no secret that demand for this water increases as supply diminishes — dams, channels, irrigation, and climate change all threaten the heavily relied-upon source of drinking water. In fact, the main river has 15 dams, while its tributaries have a hundred more. As populations continue to grow in states like Colorado and climate change takes effect, the Colorado River — the seventh largest river in North America — is facing immense stress…

…By volunteering for or donating to groups like Conservation Colorado, The Nature Conservancy, and the Colorado Water Trust you can directly assist in the preservation of the Colorado River and help pass legislation to protect it into the future…

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The Catalyst
Brandon Ewert
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