Erica Stock Angling Trade Magazine The Colorado River is Dying … and the fly fishing community must help save it. If this doesn’t upset you, I don’t know what would. As you may or may not be aware – at its headwaters in Grand County, over 50 percent of the Colorado River’s historic annual flows are removed and diverted across the Continental Divide to Front Range cities like Denver, Broomfield, Arvada, and Longmont through the Moffat Tunnel and Colorado Big Thompson Project (aka, the “CBT”). Once it reemerges through spigots and spouts, OVER HALF of that water is used outdoors to sustain lawns and thirsty landscaping.
Read the full article here: http://www.anglingtrade.com/2011/05/25/tu-says-the-colorado-river-is-%E2%80%9Cdying%E2%80%9D/