CRRG Member Activities
CRRG publications are authored by the full 10-member body, and represent our collective thinking on critical Colorado River issues. But the majority of each member's professional life is dedicated to their individual research, writings, and outreach. This page is dedicated to highlighting those individual contributions. See each member's personal page for additional resources.
Some Recent & Upcoming Publications and Outreach Activities
Presentations (since June 2015)
UPCOMING: Doug Kenney will present “Drought, Aridification, and the New Normal” at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, November 16, 2018.
UPCOMING: Brad Udall will present “Water Security for a Colorado River Basin Provisioning Watershed” at the Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum. Grand Junction, CO; November 7, 2018.
UPCOMING: Jack Schmidt and Brad Udall will present at “The Future of the Colorado River” symposium of the Utah State University Center for Colorado River Studies on October 13, 2018. Moab, UT. http://qcnr.usu.edu/wats/colorado_river_studies/
Jack Schmidt presented “Policy Leadership in the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program: Stakeholders or Science?” at the 10th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Symposium. Sacramento, CA; September 10, 2018.
Jack Schmidt presented “The Future of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon” as part of the Colorado River Days program. Flagstaff, AZ; September 5, 2018. http://www.coloradoriverdaysflagstaff.org/workshops/.
Doug Kenney hosted “What Lies Beneath?: Reasons to Care (and be Excited About) Groundwater Use and Management in the Southwest” at the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; June 7-8, 2018. https://www.getches-wilkinsoncenter.cu.law/2018/06/08/2018-gwc-summer-conference/.
Reagan Waskom presented “Solving Conflict Through Prior Appropriation (sort of): The South Platte Story.” University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; June 8, 2018. https://www.getches-wilkinsoncenter.cu.law/2018/06/08/2018-gwc-summer-conference/.
Bonnie Colby presented “From the Courthouse to the Marketplace: Striving for Sustainability in the Edwards Aquifer.” University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; June 7, 2018. https://www.getches-wilkinsoncenter.cu.law/2018/06/08/2018-gwc-summer-conference/.
Robert Adler presented “Hawaii’s ‘Groundwater Conduit’ Interpretation: A New Era for the CWA?” University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; June 7, 2018. https://www.getches-wilkinsoncenter.cu.law/2018/06/08/2018-gwc-summer-conference/.
Brad Udall presented (and Reagan Waskom moderated) at the Water in the West symposium. Denver, CO; April 26, 2018. http://www.cvent.com/events/inaugural-water-in-the-west-symposium/event-summary-7e3ae2b752c04f36af6a49712d2dd60b.aspx
Jack Schmidt presented at the CWEST Distinguished Seminar Series, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; April 25, 2018.
Doug Kenney presented "How are other states dealing with changes in water use and growth" at the Idaho's Water: Supply and Quality in a Time of Growth conference. Boise, ID; April 17, 2018.
Jack Schmidt presented “Unintended Consequences: Environmental Damage” and “Healing the Entire River: A Broader Perspective” at the Urban Waterfronts Conference. Yuma, AZ; January 26, 2018. http://www.2018uw.com/index.html.
Jack Schmidt presented on the panel "Singing a Challenging Tune: Harmonizing Dams and Environmental Mitigation" at the annual conference of the Colorado River Water Users Association (CRWUA). Las Vegas, NV; December 13, 2017.
Doug Kenney presented “The Colorado River: Searching for Sustainability” at the SERIDAS workshop. Bellagio, Italy; November 15, 2017.
Reagan Waskom presented “Partners in Progress: Together Toward Tomorrow” at the South Platte Forum. Loveland, CO; October 28, 2017.
Brad Udall presented “2017 Extreme Events” at the Water Utility Climate Alliance. St. Simons, GA; October 18, 2017.
Jack Schmidt presented “Fill Mead First?” at the Colorado River District seminar (“Points of No Return”), September 15, 2017. http://www.coloradoriverdistrict.org/annual-seminars/.
Doug Kenney presented “Climate Change, Water, and Our Future” at the Colorado Foundation for Water Education’s water fluency program. Parachute, CO; July 25, 2017.
Doug Kenney presented “Water Sustainability in the South Platte River Basin” at the Universities Council on Water Resources annual conference. Fort Collins, CO; June, 15, 2017.
Brad Udall presented “Feasible Alternatives to Permanent Fallowing in the Colorado River Basin” at the Universities Council on Water Resources annual conference. Fort Collins, CO; June, 13, 2017.
Doug Kenney hosted “Fighting Back on the Colorado River: Carving Out Progress on Multiple Fronts” at the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; June 8-9, 2017. https://www.getches-wilkinsoncenter.cu.law/2017/06/11/martz-summer-conference-2017/.
Brad Udall presented at the annual conference of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; June 9, 2017.
Jack Schmidt presented at the annual conference of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; June 9, 2017.
Bonnie Colby presented at the annual conference of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; June 9, 2017.
Robert Adler presented at the annual conference of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; June 9, 2017.
Larry MacDonnell presented at the annual conference of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; June 8, 2017.
Karl Flessa presented at the annual conference of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; June 8, 2017.
Dennis Lettenmaier presented at the annual conference of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; June 8, 2017.
Robert Adler presented “Adapting to Climate-Induced Water Scarcity” at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Natural Resources Law Teachers Institute. Alberta, Canada; June 2, 2017.
Brad Udall presented “Hot Drought & Our Climate Future” (keynote address) at the 24th Annual Summit State of the River meeting. Silverthorne, CO; May 4, 2017.
Doug Kenney presented “Water Rights & Responsibilities: Expanding the Use of Market Forces” at the Sustainability Summit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA; April 28, 2017.
Reagan Waskom presented "Stretching Our Water Supply: Research and Innovation” at the Law of the Rio Grande, CLE International. Santa Fe, NM; April 6, 2017.
Jonathan Overpeck (Peck) presented “New perspectives on future climate change risk and ecosystem change” at the University of New Mexico Department of Biology’s annual Research Day (keynote lecture). Albuquerque, NM; March 31, 2017. https://biology.unm.edu/news/research-day.shtml
Brad Udall presented “Western Water 1850 to 2050: From Bounty and Battles, to Scarcity and Sharing” at the Wallace Stegner Center 22nd Annual Symposium – Water in the West: Exploring Untapped Solutions. Salt Lake City, UT; March 23, 2017. https://www.law.utah.edu/event/wallace-stegner-center-22nd-annual-symposium/
Jonathan Overpeck (Peck) presented “Changing Knowledge and Science – Climate Change, Water and the West” at the Wallace Stegner Center 22nd Annual Symposium – Water in the West: Exploring Untapped Solutions. Salt Lake City, UT; March 23, 2017. https://www.law.utah.edu/event/wallace-stegner-center-22nd-annual-symposium/
Jack Schmidt presented “Analysis of Water Losses and Impacts to the Grand Canyon Ecosystem of the “Fill Mead First” Proposal “ to the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program, Adaptive Management Work Group. Phoenix, AZ; February 16, 2017.
Bonnie Colby presented “Economic Criteria for Evaluating Environmental Water Transaction Programs” at the National Center for Environmental Analysis and Synthesis, University of California. Santa Barbara, CA; February 1, 2017.
Bonnie Colby presented “Farms, Economic Tradeoffs and the Federal Farm Program Implications for Water” at the Public Policy Institute of California Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA; January 2017.
Bonnie Colby presented “Developing a Framework for Evaluating Regional Water Trading” at the Public Policy Institute of California Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA; January 2017.
Jonathan Overpeck (Peck) presented “Increasing Megadrought Risk at the Intersection of Decadal to Centennial Variability and Climate Change” at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA; December 14, 2016.
Jonathan Overpeck (Peck) presented “Use-inspired Paleoenvironmental Science and Data: A Deep Whole-Earth Time Dimension” at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA; December 13, 2016.
Bonnie Colby presented “Economic Aspects of Tribal Water Management and Settlement Negotiations” at the University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ; November 2016.
Bonnie Colby (with Hwee Hwang and Kevin Lansey) presented “Modeling the Southwestern U.S. Water and Power Interconnected Systems” at the University of Arizona, Water Resources Research Center workshop. Tucson, AZ; November 2016.
Brad Udall presented "Demand Management in Agriculture: Potential and limitations of alternative transfer methods" at the Upper Colorado River Basin Forum. Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO; November 3, 2016. http://www.coloradomesa.edu/water-center/forum/
Jack Schmidt presented "Competing objectives for the Colorado River: water supply, hydropower, and river rehabilitation -- can we have it all?" at the Upper Colorado River Basin Forum. Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO; November 2, 2016. http://www.coloradomesa.edu/water-center/forum/
Karl Flessa presented “Transboundary environmental flows to the Colorado River Delta: When the past matters and when it doesn't” at the International Conference on Ecological Sciences. Marseille, France; October 26, 2016. https://sfecologie2016.sciencesconf.org/106008
Jonathan Overpeck (Peck) presented a keynote address at the Restoring the West conference, “The Colorado River, Climate Change and Drought.” Utah State University, Logan, UT; October 19, 2016. http://www.restoringthewest.org /
Bonnie Colby presented “Managing Drought Risks Through Water Banks: Who Pays and Who Benefits?” at the New Mexico Water Institute Annual Conference. Silver City, NM; October 6, 2016. https://nmwaterconference.nmwrri.nmsu.edu/#
Karl Flessa (and colleagues) presented “Two years after the flow: Hydrologic and ecological effects of the 2014 environmental flow to the Colorado River delta” at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Denver, CO; Sept 26, 2016. https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2016AM/webprogram/Paper278839.html
Jonathan Overpeck (Peck) presented “Understanding future hydroclimatic risk in the Southwest” at the Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Meeting. Tucson, AZ. September 16, 2016.
Bonnie Colby presented “Trading Water, Money and Risk to Achieve Environmental Benefits” at the Water Funders Workshop. Boulder, CO; August, 2016.
Bonnie Colby presented “Water Linkages Beyond the Farm Gate: Implications for Agriculture” at the Federal Reserve Bank Conference. Kansas City, MO; July 11, 2016. https://www.kansascityfed.org/publications/research/rscp/rscp-2016
Jack Schmidt presented “Riparian restoration in the Colorado River system.” The Nature Conservancy and Tamarisk Coalition field conference. Moab, UT. April 21, 2016.
Karl Flessa presented “A brief meeting of the waters: Science and policy of the first environmental flow to the Colorado River Delta” to the Conservation Biology Program, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. February, 2016.
Jack Schmidt presented “Conservation challenges for the Colorado River: thinking out loud” to the National Parks Conservation Association Southwest Regional Council meeting. Salt Lake City, UT. February 12, 2016.
Brad Udall presented “Is a Sustainable Colorado River Possible?” to the CLE International Conference: Law and the Colorado River: Cooperation in the Face of Shortage. Las Vegas, NV. February 5, 2016.
Jonathan Overpeck presented “Changing Climate in a Changing Future: Impact on Our Water Resources” to the CLE International Conference: Law and the Colorado River: Cooperation in the Face of Shortage. Las Vegas, NV. February 4, 2016.
Reagan Waskom and Doug Kenney were featured guests on “Colorado State of Mind” (Rocky Mountain PBS TV), discussing the CRRG’s report on the Interim Guidelines. January 21, 2016. http://video.rmpbs.org/video/2365649839/.
Jack Schmidt presented “Restoring the Colorado River, challenges and opportunities” at the Stegner Center, University of Utah. Salt Lake City. January 19, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zwXVSnMzSo&feature=youtu.be
Jack Schmidt presented “Threats to national parks of the Colorado River watershed.” Outdoor Retailers Convention (winter). Salt Lake City, UT. January 7, 2016.
Bonnie Colby presented “Trading Water and Money to Manage Economic Risk During Shortage.” New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, Workshop on Water Banking in the Lower Rio Grande. Las Cruces, NM; November 12, 2015. http://waterbank.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/Executive_Summary_Final.pdf
Doug Kenney presented "Extremes, Averages or Both: Where Do the Risks Lie?" Upper Colorado River Basin Forum. Grand Junction, CO; October 29, 2015.
Brad Udall presented “A Pivotal and Promising Year for Climate Change Solutions” at the conference: Water Management Strategies for Addressing Long-Term Drought and Climate Uncertainty. Salt Lake City, UT; October 29, 2015. http://werawater.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/wwc15-keynotes-udall.pdf
Bonnie Colby presented “Innovations in Water Banking to Improve Supply Resilience.” Water Management Strategies for Addressing Long-Term Drought and Climate Uncertainty. Salt Lake City, UT; October 28, 2015. http://werawater.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/wwc15-surfacewater-colby.pdf
Larry MacDonnell presented “Drought Management, Climate Change, and the Colorado River Compact” at the event: Water Management Strategies for Addressing Long-Term Drought and Climate Uncertainty. Salt Lake City, UT; October 28, 2015. http://werawater.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/wwc15-compacts-macdonnell.pdf
Doug Kenney presented "Water Scarcity in the Colorado River: Who Gets the Water?" Presentation to the Ridgway-Ouray Community Council. Ridgway, CO; October 15, 2015.
Larry MacDonnell, Reagan Waskom, Brad Udall and Jonathan Overpeck (Peck) all presented at the Colorado River Symposium of the Water Education Foundation, http://www.watereducation.org/colorado-river-project. September 17-18, 2015.
Bonnie Colby presented “New Era of Water Banking and Refined Water Accounting.” Annual conference of the Getches-Wilkinson Center, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO; June 11, 2015. http://scholar.law.colorado.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1012&context=innovations-in-managing-western-water
Publications (since 2016)
Xiao, M., B. Udall, and D.P. Lettenmaier. 2018. “On the causes of declining Colorado River streamflows.” Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2018WR023153, https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018WR023153.
Grafton, R.Q., J. Williams, C.J. Perry, F. Molle, C. Ringler, P. Steduto, B. Udall, S.A. Wheeler, Y. Wang, D. Garrick, and R.G. Allen. 2018. “The paradox of irrigation efficiency.” Science. August 24. Volume 361, Issue 6404, pages 748-750. DOI: 10.1126/science.aat9314. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6404/748.
Udall, Bradley, and Jonathan Overpeck. 2017. “The 21st Century Colorado River Hot Drought and Implications for the Future.” (Accepted Article.) Water Resources Research. February 17. DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019638, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016WR019638/full.
Kerna, A., B. Colby, and F. Zamora. 2017 (in press). “Valuing Environmental Flows in Mexico’s Colorado River Delta.” Water Economics and Policy.
Clarke, Andrew, Bonnie Colby and Gary Thompson. 2017 (in press). “Seasonal Elasticities of Household Water Demand: Application of the Stone-Geary Model Under an Increasing Block Rate Structure.” Land Economics.
Bonnie Colby. 2016. “Water Linkages beyond the Farm Gate: Implications for Agriculture.” Federal Reserve Bank Economic Review, November. https://www.kansascityfed.org/~/media/files/publicat/econrev/econrevarchive/2016/si16colby.pdf
Waskom, Reagan M., and MaryLou Smith. 2016. “Use it or Lose It” In Colorado Water Law. The Water Report. Issue # 147, May 15. http://www.thewaterreport.com/Issues%20145%20to%20148.html
Schmidt, Jack. 2016. “Fill Mead First: A Technical Assessment.” Center for Colorado River Studies, Utah State University. November 10. https://qcnr.usu.edu/wats/colorado_river_studies/
Larry MacDonnell and Doug Kenney both contributed (as authors) to reports for the next incoming federal administration: Colorado River Policy: Opportunities for Tangible Progress, and The Colorado River: A Roadmap for the Secretary of the Interior. 2016. The reports are based on interviews with key Colorado River thought leaders, including the CRRG’s Jonathan Overpeck, Jack Schmidt, Brad Udall and Reagan Waskom. October 31.
Hanak, Ellen, Brian Gray, Jeffrey Mount, Kurt Schwabe, Timothy Bradley, Bonnie Colby, Douglas Kenney, Josué Medellín-Azuara, and Jean-Daniel Saphores. 2016. "California's Water: The Colorado River." Public Policy Institute of California Policy Briefing Paper. October. http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1211
Flessa, K.W., E. Kendy, and K. Schlatter (editors). 2016. Minute 319 Colorado River Limitrophe and Delta Environmental Flows Monitoring. Interim Report. May 19. 78 p.
(Spanish version: http://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/156631/IIMFADRC0516.pdf.)
Smith, J.A., Auerbach, D.A., Flessa, K.W., Flecker, A.S. and Dietl, G.P. 2016. “Fossil clam shells reveal unintended carbon cycling consequences of Colorado River management.” Royal Society Open Science, September. http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/3/9/160170
N. Leroy Poff and John C. Schmidt. 2016. "How dams can go with the flow." Science, 453(6304):1099-1100, September 9. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6304/1099
Colby, Bonnie. 2016. “Water Trading Innovations: Reducing Agricultural Consumptive Use to Improve Adaptation to Scarcity.” In: Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the US and Europe, Jadwiga Ziolkowska and Jeffrey Peterson (editors).
Miller, K.A., A.F. Hamlet, D.S. Kenney, and K.T. Redmond (editors). 2016. Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate. CRC Press. 2016.
Duval, Dari, and Bonnie Colby. 2016. “The influence of Colorado River flows on the upper Gulf of California fisheries economy.” Ecological Engineering.
Media (since 10/1/16)
Udall and Kenney quoted in “Colorado rolls with climate shift, grappling with low river flows and complicated debate over reservoirs” (Denver Post), 9/16/18, https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/16/colorado-climate-change-rising-temperatures-water-supply/.
CRRG referenced in “Fires and droughts should set off alarm bells” (Southwest Life), 9/15/18, https://durangoherald.com/articles/241393-fires-and-droughts-should-set-off-alarm-bells.
Schmidt quoted in “Can We Operate the Colorado River Differently Amid Climate Change?” (Water Deeply), 9/14/18, https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/community/2018/09/14/can-we-operate-the-colorado-river-differently-amid-climate-change.
Udall, Flessa and Schmidt quoted in “What a Colorado River in Decline Means for the Radical Idea of Resurrecting Glen Canyon” (Arizona Public Media), 9/12/18, https://news.azpm.org/p/news-topical-nature/2018/9/12/136999-what-a-colorado-river-in-decline-means-for-the-radical-idea-of-resurrecting-glen-canyon/.
Kenney quoted in “Crisis at Lake Powell Looms Large as Long-Term Drought Reaches Upstream” (Water Deeply), 9/11/18, https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2018/09/11/crisis-at-lake-powell-looms-large-as-long-term-drought-reaches-upstream.
Udall quoted in “New study: Colorado River decline due to warming” (NM Political Report), 9/10/18, http://nmpoliticalreport.com/876673/new-study-colorado-river-declines-due-to-warming-en/.
Schmidt quoted in “As Glen Canyon Dam studies sit over troubled waters, people demand answers” (Arizona Daily Sun), 9/9/18, https://azdailysun.com/news/as-glen-canyon-dam-studies-sit-over-troubled-waters-people/article_cf969b32-85a7-5a95-8591-c69972dfc385.html.
CRRG featured in “A Thirsty West” (Northern Express), 9/8/18, https://www.northernexpress.com/news/opinion/a-thirsty-west/.
Udall and Lettenmaier quoted in “’A hot drought’: Warming is driving much of the Colorado River’s decline, scientists say” (Arizona Republic), 9/7/18, https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2018/09/07/rising-temperatures-flow-colorado-river-climate-change-warming/1212535002/.
Udall, Flessa and Overpeck quoted in “The Colorado River is evaporating, and climate change is largely to blame” (Mashable), 9/7/18, https://mashable.com/article/colorado-river-drought-global-warming/?utm_cid=hp-h-2#OiF2ifqvrZqM.
CRRG quoted in “Gunnison reservoir dropping to historically low level” (Gunnison Gazette), 9/6/18, https://gazette.com/news/gunnison-reservoir-dropping-to-historically-low-level/article_17a991da-b1d2-11e8-b6c2-d7e484939b2c.html.
Flessa and Kenney quoted in “Feds hurting Lake Powell to prop up Lake Mead, scientists warn” (Arizona Daily Star), 9/5/18, https://tucson.com/news/local/feds-hurting-lake-powell-to-prop-up-lake-mead-scientists/article_b9102a5d-043b-546a-a445-8f7bf585d434.html.
Kenney quoted in “Water levels continue to drop at Lake Mead, Lake Powell” (Denver Post), 9/3/18, https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/03/lake-mead-lake-powell-drought-colorado-river/.
Kenney and Schmidt quoted in “At water-starved Lake Mead and Lake Powell, ‘the crisis is already real’ scientists say” (The Arizona Republic), 8/28/18, https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2018/08/28/scientists-colorado-river-water-crisis-lake-powell-mead/1088871002/.
Schmidt featured in “The Laos Dam Collapse Was a Man-Made Disaster” (CNBC TV), 8/20/18, https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/20/the-laos-dam-collapse-was-a-man-made-disaster-expert.html.
Udall quoted in “After years of drought, Colorado water bosses face uncertainty” (The Colorado Independent), 8/24/18, https://www.coloradoindependent.com/2018/08/24/drought-aridification-colorado-river-water-plan-polis-stapleton/.
The CRRG is featured in “Your Watershed column: The ‘new normal’ for water” (Post Independent), 8/18/18, https://www.postindependent.com/news/local/your-watershed-column-the-new-normal-for-water/.
Flessa quoted in “Southwestern States Safe from Colorado River Water Cuts—For Now” (Bloomberg), 8/15/18, https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/southwestern-states-safe-from-colorado-river-water-cutsfor-now.
Udall and Overpeck quoted in “New Leader Takes Over as the Upper Colorado River Commission Grapplies with Less Water and a Drier Climate” (Water Education Foundation), 8/10/18, https://www.watereducation.org/western-water/new-leader-takes-over-upper-colorado-river-commission-grapples-less-water-and-drier.
Udall and Overpeck are quoted in “A time of big pivots for Colorado water – with yet another reckoning to come” (Mountain Town News), 8/4/18, http://mountaintownnews.net/2018/08/04/eric-kuhns-water-pivot-6160/.
Kenney discussed a CRRG report on Colorado TV (9 News), 7/7/18, https://www.9news.com/video/news/local/what-do-you-think-when-you-see-the-word-drought/73-8182653.
Kenney was the guest on “Colorado Matters” (Colorado Public Radio), 7/5/18, http://www.cpr.org/news/story/as-colorado-and-the-west-dry-out-at-record-rates-we-need-a-new-word-for-drought
The CRRG was quoted in “Vanishing Rio Grande puts pressure on San Luis Valley farmers during extreme drought” (The Denver Post), 6/22/18, https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/22/rio-grande-drought-farmers/.
The CRRG and Brad Udall are quoted in “In the Southwest, ‘drought’ doesn’t tell the whole story” (High Country News), 6/22/18, https://www.hcn.org/articles/drought-in-an-arid-landscape-drought-doesnt-tell-the-whole-story.
Colby interviewed in “A Balancing Act for the Colorado River” (Public Policy Institute of California), 6/20/18, http://www.ppic.org/blog/a-balancing-act-for-the-colorado-river/.
Overpeck quoted in “In a Warming West, the Rio Grande is Drying Up” (New York Times), 5/24/18, https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/24/climate/dry-rio-grande.html.
Overpeck quoted (and featured) in “Ask a Scientist: How to make talking about science personal” (High Country News), 5/22/18, https://www.hcn.org/articles/ask-a-scientist-how-to-make-talking-about-science-personal.
The CRRG is quoted in “As summer looms, western U.S. snowpack is very thin” (Discover Magazine), 5/3/18, http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2018/05/03/as-summer-looms-western-united-states-snowpack-is-very-thin/#.WuuLS02otaQ.
MacDonnell quoted in “Big Challenges for Colorado River States That Want to Conserve Water” (Water Deeply), 4/30/18, https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2018/04/30/big-challenges-for-colorado-river-states-that-want-to-conserve-water.
Udall quoted in “Water experts talk drier Colorado at new Colorado State forum” (Aspen Times), 4/30/18, https://www.aspentimes.com/news/water-experts-talk-drier-colorado-at-new-colorado-state-forum/.
Kenney quoted in “States Spar Over Colorado River Use” (Water Online), 4/26/18, https://www.wateronline.com/doc/states-spar-over-colorado-river-use-0001.
Kenney quoted in a TV story on poor western snowpack and drought (CGTN America), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJkk1oVLsdk&feature=youtu.be, 4/25/18.
Kenney quoted in “Five Things To Know About the Latest Colorado River Dust Up” (KUNC), 4/20/18, http://www.kunc.org/post/five-things-know-about-latest-colorado-river-dust.
Jack Schmidt and Brad Udall quoted in “Experts doubt a proposed Flaming Gorge pipeline will be built, but it could start a regional water war anyway” (Salt Lake Tribune), 4/16/18, https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2018/04/16/experts-doubt-a-proposed-flaming-gorge-pipeline-will-be-built-but-it-could-start-a-regional-water-war-anyway/
The CRRG is quoted in “Planning for drought, or planning for a drier future?” (Glenwood Springs Post Independent), 4/14/18, https://www.postindependent.com/opinion/columns/planning-for-drought-or-planning-for-a-drier-future/.
Udall and the CRRG quoted in “Understanding What the ‘New Normal’ Means for Water in the West” (Water Deeply), 4/11/18. https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2018/04/11/understanding-what-the-new-normal-means-for-water-in-the-west
The CRRG is quoted in “Drought to impact most of state’s population” (Sun Advocate), 4/5/18, http://www.sunad.com/news/drought-to-impact-most-of-state-s-population/article_a18e4536-385f-11e8-aa19-b32422388848.html
Overpeck and Udall quoted in “Climate forecasts remain gloomy, experts say at University of Arizona workshop” (tucson.com), 4/3/18, http://tucson.com/news/local/climate-forecasts-remain-gloomy-experts-say-at-ua-workshop/article_03f860db-7ed6-5919-91e3-7dbfd11e61c5.html
Udall quoted in “When A Drought Lasts 18 Years, Does It Need A New Name?” (KUNC), 3/28/18, http://www.kunc.org/post/when-drought-lasts-18-years-does-it-need-new-name
Kenney quoted in “Does a changing climate require a change in vocabulary?” (H20 Radio), 3/9/18, http://h20radio.org/NewVocabulary.html. (Also in Yale Climate Connections, 4/6/18, https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/does-a-changing-climate-require-a-change-in-vocabulary/.)
Udall and Overpeck quoted in “Looking for lessons on the Colorado River” (New Mexico Political Report), 2/19/18, http://nmpoliticalreport.com/807195/looking-for-lessons-along-the-colorado-river/.
Udall quoted in “Snowpack that feeds the Colorado River and CAP ties record-low levels” (Arizona Daily Star), 2/8/18, http://tucson.com/news/local/snowpack-that-feeds-the-colorado-river-and-cap-ties-record/article_baca7094-28c7-5e85-bf3f-1e5bb54b3a68.html.
Udall quoted in “Utah is headed into a water battle it can’t win” (High Country News), 1/23/18, http://www.hcn.org/articles/opinion-utah-tries-to-put-another-straw-in-the-colorado-before-it-runs-dry.
Overpeck and Udall quoted in “Save the Snowpack, Save the Water Supply” (Bloomberg), 1/18/18, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-18/save-the-snowpack-save-the-water-supply.
Udall quoted in “As snow melts elsewhere, Utah could have leg up on hosting future Winter Olympic Games—thanks to global warming” (Salt Lake Tribune), 1/16/18, https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/01/16/as-snows-melt-elsewhere-utah-could-have-leg-up-on-hosting-future-winter-olympic-games-thanks-to-global-warming/.
Udall quoted in “Preparing for a drier future along the Colorado River” (Desert Sun), 12/22/17, http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/energy-water-summit/2017/12/22/drier-future-along-colorado-river-climate-change/963610001/.
Udall and Flessa quoted in “A Warmer Future and Increased Risk” (River Report), Winter 2017-18, http://www.watereducation.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/19677_wef_12pg_website.pdf.
Udall and Overpeck quoted in “How Climate Change is Impacting the American West Right Now” (Water Deeply), 12/4/17, https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/12/04/how-climate-change-is-impacting-the-american-west-right-now
Kenney quoted in “State files again to dismiss Colorado River ‘personhood’ lawsuit, threatens to sanction lawyer” (Aspen Journalism), 12/4/17, https://aspenjournalism.org/2017/12/04/state-files-again-to-dismiss-colorado-river-personhood-lawsuit-threatens-to-sanction-lawyer//
Overpeck quoted in “A record year of water flowing into the Coachella Valley” (Desert Sun), 11/7/2017, http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/2017/11/07/record-year-water-flowing-into-coachella-valley/822565001/.
Schmidt quoted in “Glen Canyon – Tough Decisions Surround a Colorado River Flashpoint” (American Rivers), 11/7/2017, https://www.americanrivers.org/2017/11/glen-canyon-tough-decisions-surround-colorado-river-flashpoint/.
Udall quoted in “Colorado River Levels Declining Significantly Because of Climate Change” (The Weather Channel), 11/2/2017, https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2017-11-03-colorado-river-water-levels-decline.
Udall, Overpeck and Schmidt are quoted in “Should iconic Lake Powell be drained?” (Scientific American), 10/27/17, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/should-iconic-lake-powell-be-drained/.
Schmidt quoted in “U.S. and Mexico Reach Agreement On Colorado River Water Use” (Utah Public Radio), 10/17/17, http://upr.org/post/us-and-mexico-reach-agreement-colorado-river-water-use.
Flessa quoted in “Minute 323 agreement between U.S. and Mexico ensures water sharing until 2026” (The Daily Wildcat), 10/16/17, http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2017/10/minute-323-agreement-between-u-s-mexico-ensures-water-sharing-until-2026.
Flessa quoted in “U.S. and Mexico Sign Agreement to Manage Colorado River” (KNAU), 10/13/17, http://knau.org/post/us-and-mexico-sign-agreement-manage-colorado-river#stream/0.
Flessa quoted in “More water, more restoration bound for Colorado River Delta” (Tucson.com), 9/30/17, http://tucson.com/news/local/more-water-more-restoration-bound-for-colorado-river-delta/article_099f6f47-b507-5dc8-8c89-3c1df9f0f2a0.html.
Schmidt quoted in “Down with the Glen Canyon dam?” (High Country News), 9/4/2017, http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.15/rivers-down-with-the-glen-canyon-dam.
Flessa quoted in “U.S – Mexico water pact aims for a greener Colorado River delta” (Science), 8/18/17, http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6352/635.full.
Flessa quoted in “Putting fossils to work in hopes of restoration” (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), 8/15/17, http://www.pnas.org/content/114/33/8663.full.
Kenney quoted in “A legal snarl in Idaho portends future conflicts over water” (High Country News), 8/4/17, http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.13/water-idaho-water-as-climate-changes-dams-face-new-challenges-for-water-rights-and-releases.
Kenney quoted in “Denver to get more water from the Colorado River” (High Country News), 7/27/2017, http://www.hcn.org/articles/water-denver-makes-a-big-ask-and-a-bold-promise-with-demand-for-colorado-river-water.
Kenney interviewed in “The Search for Sustainability in the Colorado River Basin (Public Policy Institute of California), 7/13/17, http://www.ppic.org/blog/search-sustainability-colorado-river-basin/.
Udall quoted (as op-ed co-author) in “Wet year or dry, we should be water smart all the time” (Grand Junction Sentinel), 6/25/17, http://www.gjsentinel.com/opinion/articles/wet-year-or-dry-we-should-be-water-smart-all-the-t.
Waskom and Kenney quoted in “Water fights: Can the free market tame the West’s vital and volatile currency?” (Las Vegas Sun), 6/19/17, https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/jun/19/water-markets-western-region-nevada-snwa/.
Kenney quoted in “Dams: ‘Relics’ or vital to an ‘all of the above’ fix?” (E&E News), 6/19/17, https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060056234
Udall and Overpeck authored “Climate change is shrinking the Colorado River” (The Conversation), 6/13/17, http://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-shrinking-the-colorado-river-76280.
Schmidt quoted in “Glen Canyon Should Stay Drowned” (Outside Magazine), 5/26/17, https://www.outsideonline.com/2188006/glen-canyon-should-stay-drowned.
Udall and Overpeck quoted in “Climate Change Wreaking Havoc on the West’s Key Water Supplies” (Courthouse News Service), 5/15/17, http://www.courthousenews.com/climate-change-wreaking-havoc-wests-key-water-supplies/.
Schmidt quoted in “Calls to Rethink the Colorado River’s Iconic Dams Grow Louder” (NewsDeeply), 5/15/17, https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/05/15/calls-to-rethink-the-colorado-rivers-iconic-dams-grow-louder.
Udall quoted in “Climate change is shrinking the West’s water supply” (High Country News), 5/15/17, http://www.hcn.org/articles/climate-change-is-shrinking-the-wests-water-supply.
Udall quoted in “Colorado River annual meeting turns focus toward climate change” (Summit Daily), http://www.summitdaily.com/news/colorado-river-annual-meeting-turns-focus-toward-climate-change/, 5/6/17.
Udall quoted in “To save water, some Arizona farms temporarily cut production” (Arizona Daily Star), http://tucson.com/news/science/environment/to-save-water-some-farms-temporarily-cut-production/article_71ae6921-6076-5fb2-af65-00b679f824b4.html, 4/8/17.
Overpeck quoted in “As the Southwest dries up, scientists collaborate on alternative solutions during U. of U. symposium” (Salt Lake Tribune), http://www.sltrib.com/home/5098865-155/as-the-southwest-dries-up-scientists, 3/25/17.
Udall and Overpeck quoted in “Significant declines in Colorado River flow likely to continue as temperatures rise” (Mongabay), https://news.mongabay.com/2017/03/significant-declines-in-colorado-river-flows-likely-to-continue-as-temperatures-rise/, 3/10/17.
Udall quoted in “The Colorado River is Being Sapped by the Heat” (Colorado Public Radio), http://www.cpr.org/news/story/the-colorado-river-is-being-sapped-by-the-heat, 3/7/17.
Udall and Overpeck quoted in “Report: Climate change a growing factor in fall of Colorado River flows” (Cronkite News), https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2017/03/07/report-climate-change-a-growing-factor-in-fall-of-colorado-river-flows/, 3/7/17.
Kenney quoted in "Proposed NOAA Budget Cuts Would Jeopardize Essential Tools" (Pacific Standard), https://psmag.com/proposed-noaa-budget-cuts-would-jeopardize-essential-tools-1bdedfbca32b#.ca7blbsfa, 3/7/17.
Overpeck and Udall quoted in “Heavy winter fall will likely prevent Lake Mead shortage for 2018” (Boulder City Review), http://bouldercityreview.com/news/heavy-winter-fall-will-likely-prevent-lake-mead-shortage-2018, 3/1/17.
Udall quoted in “Climate change is already reducing flows in the Colorado River, scientists report” (The Washington Post), https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/02/27/climate-change-is-already-reducing-flows-in-the-colorado-river-scientists-report/?utm_term=.68fa2d21a102, 2/28/17.
Udall interviewed in “Study Shows How a Warming World is Changing the Colorado River” (Water Deeply), https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/community/2017/02/28/study-shows-how-a-warming-world-is-changing-the-colorado-river, 2/28/17.
Udall and Overpeck quoted in “Colorado River drought woes could affect 41 million Americans” (RT News), https://www.rt.com/usa/378540-colorado-river-drought-41mn-americans/, 2/24/17.
Udall and Overpeck quoted in “Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people” (San Francisco Chronicle), http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/science/article/Study-Global-warming-is-shrinking-river-vital-to-10954983.php, 2/23/17. (This same article appeared in over 40 other media outlets.)
Udall quoted in “Study: Higher Temps Affect the Colorado River as Much as Precipitation” (Arizona Public Media), https://www.azpm.org/p/home-articles-news/2017/2/22/106581-study-higher-temps-affect-colorado-river-as-much-as-precipitation/, 2/22/17
Udall and Overpeck quoted in “Here’s exactly how much less water is in the Colorado River because of climate change” (AZCentral), http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-water/2017/02/22/colorado-river-water-climate-change/98226248/, 2/22/17.
Overpeck quoted in “Colorado River Flow Decreases Because of Climate Change” (The Science Times), http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/9196/20170222/colorado-river-flow-decreases-because-of-climate-change.htm, 2/22/17.
Udall quoted in “Study: Climate Change to Have Big Impact on Colorado River Flow” (Fronteras), http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/10587/study-climate-change-have-big-impact-colorado-river-flow, 2/21/17.
Udall and Overpeck quoted in “Hot weather linked to climate change is reducing Colorado River flows, study says” (Arizona Daily Star), http://tucson.com/news/science/hot-weather-linked-to-climate-change-is-reducing-colorado-river/article_37b5bf32-96d7-5970-97b4-f9a47da418bb.html, 2/21/17.
Udall and Overpeck quoted in “Deep Rockies snowpack likely to forestall Colorado River water shortage“ (Las Vegas Review Journal), http://www.reviewjournal.com/local/nevada/deep-rockies-snowpack-likely-forestall-colorado-river-water-shortage, 2/21/17.
Udall and Overpeck quoted in “Colorado River Flows Will Keep Shrinking as Climate Warms” (AGU Newsroom), http://news.agu.org/press-release/colorado-river-flows-will-keep-shrinking-as-climate-warms/, 2/20/17. (Paper available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016WR019638/full.)
Kenney quoted in “Trump-Mexico clash seen as threat to critical water talks” (Greenwire), http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060049199, 1/30/17.
Udall quoted in “Big unfinished business for Trump: Colorado River deals, the shrinking Salton Sea” (The Desert Sun), http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/2017/01/20/big-unfinished-business-trump-colorado-river-deals-shrinking-salton-sea/96846680/, 1/20/17.
Kenney (and the CRRG as a group) quoted in “Dealing with Drought in the Upper Colorado River Basin,” in the 2016-2017 Winter River Report (Water Education Foundation), http://content.yudu.com/A422yx/RiverReportWinter/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl, 1/4/17.
Flessa quoted in "'Pulse Flow' boosts Colorado River habitat" (EcoAmericas.com), http://www.ecoamericas.com/en/story.aspx?id=1744, December 2016.
CRRG publication (“Climate Change and the Colorado: What We Already Know”) discussed in “What Climate Change Means for Arizona” (Arizona Republic), http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-contributor/2016/12/05/impact-climate-change-metro-phoenix/94538064/, 12/5/16.
Flessa quoted in “Two Countries, One River: Creating a New Agreement” (Western Water), (available from the Water Education Foundation by subscription), Fall 2016.
Udall quoted in “Revolutionary Idea: Sharing Water” (KQED Science), https://ww2.kqed.org/science/2016/11/16/drought-on-colorado-river-sparks-revolutionary-idea-sharing-water/, 11/16/16.
Schmidt quoted in “Study: Fill Mead First Idea Needs More Scrutiny” (NPR Utah), http://kuer.org/post/study-fill-mead-first-idea-needs-more-scrutiny#stream/0, 11/14/16.
Schmidt quoted in “Study: Idea to drain Powell badly flawed” (Grand Junction Sentinel), http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/study-idea-to-drain-powell-badly-flawed, 11/10/16.
Schmidt quoted in “USU Center for Colorado River Studies weighs in on 'Fill Mead First' plan” (Phys.org), http://phys.org/news/2016-11-usu-center-colorado-river-mead.html, 11/10/16.
Kenney interviewed in “On the Colorado River, Climate Change is Water Change” (Water Deeply), https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/community/2016/11/07/on-the-colorado-river-climate-change-is-water-change, 11/7/16.
Schmidt quoted in “Scientist: No benefit to filing Mead first” (The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel), http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/scientist-no-benefit-to-filling-mead-first, 11/2/16. [View the study at: https://qcnr.usu.edu/wats/colorado_river_studies/.]
Karl Flessa quoted in “Colorado River Delta Still Thrives 2 Years after Dam Flow” (Arizona Public Media), https://www.azpm.org/p/crawler-stories/2016/10/27/99054-two-years-later-water-release-continues-to-bring-life-to-colorado-river/, 10/28/16.
Karl Flessa quoted in “Manmade Flood Gives Life to Colorado River Delta” (Circle of Blue), http://www.circleofblue.org/2016/world/manmade-flood-gives-life-colorado-river-delta/, 10/26/16.
Karl Flessa quoted in “Colorado River Delta flood keeps paying off” (Earth and Environment), http://www.futurity.org/colorado-river-delta-flood-1281282-2/, 10/26/16.
Karl Flessa quoted in “More birds, new trees, after Colorado River pulse flow” (San Diego Union-Tribune), http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-california/, 10/24/16.
Karl Flessa quoted in “’Farming nature' helps restore Colorado Delta cottonwoods, willows“ (Arizona Daily Star), http://tucson.com/news/science/environment/farming-nature-helps-restore-colorado-delta-cottonwoods-willows/article_12764736-baf7-551e-82a9-0bc4bd9c1d4c.html, 10/23/16.
Brad Udall quoted in “Negotiations moving forward on plan to avert Colorado River ‘crash’” (The Desert Sun), http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/energy-water-summit/2016/10/21/negotiations-moving-forward-plan-avert-colorado-river-crash/91694988/, 10/21/16.
Karl Flessa quoted in “Colorado River Delta still benefiting from flood experiment” (Summit County Citizens Voice), https://summitcountyvoice.com/2016/10/21/colorado-river-delta-still-benefiting-from-flood-experiment/, 10/21/16.
Karl Flessa quoted in “Two Years After Colorado River Pulse Flow – An Abundance of Life” (Earth Island Journal), http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/two_years_after_the_colorado_pulse_flow_an_abundance_of_life/, 10/21/16.
Karl Flessa quoted in “Colorado River Delta flows help birds, plants, groundwater” (Phys.org) http://phys.org/news/2016-10-colorado-river-delta-birds-groundwater.html, 10/20/16.
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