More Important Than Ever to Protect Water Supply

June 2020

It is an understatement to say we all have been considering our vulnerabilities during the COVID crisis.

As we recover and prepare for the future, we must wake up to the new reality of shocking, unprecedented events.

Here in Colorado, this means we should sharpen our defenses for the protection of our water supply. We need to double down on methods that not only protect our water infrastructure but also provide the back up for the “what if.”

Of course, the starting point is determination of the weak spots in the systems with the obvious priority of population centers. If, for example, we had a major and unexpected interruption in the mainstem of the Colorado River, what would be the diversification of water supply on which we could depend to fill in for the current water diversions?

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