GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Grand Valley Audubon Society hosted “Water 101” Monday night at First Presbyterian to explain some of the water issues in Colorado.
An expert from the Audubon Rockies stopped by to discuss some hot topics like water rights, climate change and drought. She says the Colorado River Basin is feeling the effects of an 18-year drought and that the state needs to come up with a new system for water usage, and how we share it.
“How we use our water rights here in Colorado relates as well as how we see ourselves in context of the big river in the basin. So what we do here locally, as a headwater state, has a lot of ripples downstream,” said Abby Burk, Western Rivers Program Manager for Audubon Rockies.