Here’s a guest column written by John Stulp — Governor Hickenlooper’s water wonk — running in The Pueblo Chieftain. Here’s an excerpt:
The year 2012 is a milestone for water in our state. It’s the 75th anniversary of the legislation that created many of the organizations that built the foundation for the management of Colorado’s water resources, including the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Colorado River Water Conservation District and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. In addition, the Rio Grande Reservoir celebrates its 100th year, the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, the Lower Arkansas River Water Conservancy District will mark its 10-year anniversary and the Colorado Foundation for Water Education will be turning 10 as well.
Over the next year, these big anniversaries will be linked together by a statewide project called “Colorado Water 2012.” The goal is to connect Coloradans to their water.
I welcome all your readers to check in each Sunday for the next 52 weeks, as we chronicle the activities of water users, in their businesses and livelihoods.
More Colorado Water 2012 coverage here.