History of Colorado River flows is subject of talk

Everywhere except in the West, water flows downhill. Here, it flows uphill toward money.

At last reckoning, 64 percent of the Colorado River’s natural flow goes to transmountain diversions, where it waters the lawns of Front Range residents.

You can learn more about the peculiar and unnatural history of the Colorado River at 6 p.m. on Thursday when Ken Neubecker, president of Colorado Trout Unlimited, presents a talk at the monthly meeting of the Grand Valley Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Federation of Fly Fishers.

Neubecker is no tadpole when it comes to water creds. He is the environmental representative on the Colorado River Basin Roundtable, was a co-founder of the Eagle River Watershed Council and currently is on the board of directors for the Colorado Watershed Assembly.

WHO: Ken Neubecker, president, Colorado Trout Unlimited.

WHAT: “Flowing Uphill: An Unnatural History of The Colorado River,” a program about the diversions and current uses of historic Colorado River flows.

WHERE: Grand Valley Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited meeting at Pinyon Grill, Tiara Rado Golf Course, 2057 S. Broadway.

WHEN: 6 p.m. on Thursday. Public is invited. Free admission.


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