Upper Colorado Makes Endangered Rivers List

Colorado Public Radio
Colorado Matters

The thirst for water along the Front Range makes the Upper Colorado one of the nation’s 10 most endangered rivers. That’s according to the national watchdog group, American Rivers. The Upper Colorado begins in Rocky Mountain National Park and flows southwest toward Utah. Plans are underway for two separate projects to take more water from it– near Kremmling– then send it to Denver and cities in northern Colorado.  Now conservationists say it’s not that they want cities to dry up for lack of water. But they don’t want that for the river either. Ryan Warner speaks with Ken Neubecker, past president of Colorado Trout Unlimited.

Listen to interview: http://www.cpr.org/article/Upper_Colorado_Makes_Endangered_Rivers_List


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