Colorado River Compact Symposium to address water management amid shortages

The sun sets over Lake Powell, with clear "bathtub" lines indicating low water levels
The sun sets over Lake Powell, the second largest artificial reservoir in the U.S. behind Lake Mead, both of which are fed by the Colorado River and in recent years dropped to historic lows. In the last few weeks, federal officials have warned that upstream reservoirs in the Colorado River Basin will only be able to prop up Lake Powell above critical thresholds for a limited time.
John Tracy, director of the Colorado Water Center, will host the Colorado River Compact symposium.

Join the Colorado Water Center next Monday, September 26, at the CSU Lory Student Center for a free, one-day symposiumLiving with the Colorado River Compact: Past, Present and Future.

As John Tracy, director of the Colorado Water Center, recently shared in a story about the Colorado River restrictions, “‘We’re almost to the breaking point where someone will have to suggest that the compact needs to be looked at, or all the states involved will have to decide, ‘we need to adjust our water usage every year because there’s no more water coming down the basin. … That’s the reality.”

The Colorado River supplies have significantly been reduced over the last two decades, the subject of many news articles. This symposium is to inform attendees interested in learning more about the Colorado River and the Colorado River Compact. Be part of the conversation and register today.

The full symposium agenda and registration link are available at