Attention Colorado: We may disagree on many things in this square state. But we can all agree that we need — and love — our water.
We want to keep filling our rivers and Nalgene bottles, and irrigating our alfalfa fields and peach orchards and backyard strawberry plants that our kids watch each morning in hopes of new fruit.
We all want our farmers to keep farming and our anglers to keep angling and toilets to keep flushing and showers to shower us and sprinklers to sprinkle our grass green.
We want our critters safe and trees shady and all the other thirsts we have — both literal and figurative — quenched ad infinitum.
It’s no small challenge, given that climate change and growth are projected to cause a massive shortfall by 2050.
To overcome the shortfall, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration has undertaken the lofty goal of creating a state water plan.
To save some time, maybe just focus on Chapter 10, the part about solutions, or read The Colorado Independent’s recent coverage of the plan.
The deadline for public comments is tomorrow.
Photo credit: Sonny Abesamis, Creative Commons, Flickr.