When you think about the Colorado River, it is likely in connection with one of the nine national parks and recreation areas that are defined by the river including Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Dinosaur National Monument and Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Bureau of Reclamation's recently released Colorado River Basin Water Demand and Supply Study, (www.usbr.gov/lc/region/programs/crbstudy/finalreport/index.html) analyzed potential water demand and supply scenarios for the Colorado River basin through 2060 and is crucial to understanding the future for cities, agriculture, hydropower, recreation and the environment of the basin.
While the basin's national parks received inadequate representation in the study, they must be an important part of future river management discussion. Let your voice be heard before the public comment period ends on April 19. Email: ColoradoRiver
Senior Campaign Manager, NPCA