Colorado Water

Colorado Water is the Colorado Water Center’s free publication devoted to highlighting water research and activities at CSU and throughout Colorado. To receive updates for Colorado Water, click subscribe. To view the archives, navigate by year using the sidebar.

Latest Issue


June – Volume #37, Issue #2


In this issue…

Features — Hydrology Days 2020

40th Annual AGU Hydrology Days Conference Presentations
pg. 2

Remembering Dr. Jorge A. Ramírez: Contributions to Hydrological Sciences and Engineering
By Jose D. Salas and Matthew C. Carney
pg. 3

Fresh Snow Density from the Fort Collins Colorado Meteorological Station and New Measurements
By Marcee Meinhardt and Steven R. Fassnacht
pg. 7

Options for Optimizing Limited On-Farm Irrigation in the Northern Great Plains
By Louise H. Comas, Sean M. Gleason, Thomas J. Trout, Jon Altenhofen, Huihui Zhang, Kendall C. DeJonge, and Kyle R. Douglas-Mankin
pg. 10

Comparing the Field-Level Profitability of Irrigated Cropping Activities for Temporary Water Leases
By Daniel Mooney, Joey Blumberg, and Timothy Kelley
pg.12

Fort Collins’s Forgotten Flood
By Tristan Purdy
pg. 16

The Hydro-Social Implications of Water Metaphors in Poetry: Transmogrification Challenges in an Example from the Medieval Spanish Romancero
By Mackenzie C. Warden, Steven R. Fassnacht, and Jonathan E. Carlyon
pg. 18

2020


Theme – Research Reports

January – Volume #37, Issue #1


Theme – Hydrology Days 2020

June – Volume #37, Issue #2

2019


Theme – Environmental Justice

January/February – Volume #36, Issue #1


Theme – Data-Driven Water Management

March/April – Volume #36, Issue #2


Theme – Hydrology Days

August – Volume #36, Issue #3


2018


Theme – Alternative Transfer Methods

January/February – Volume #35, Issue #1


Theme – Natural Hazards

March/April – Volume #35, Issue #2


Theme – Student Research

May/June – Volume #35, Issue #3


Theme – Recreation and Tourism 

July/August – Volume #35, Issue #4


Theme – CSU Water Center Projects

September/October – Volume #35, Issue #5


Theme – Irrigation Innovation and Technology 

November/December – Volume #35, Issue #6


2017


Theme – Riparian Forests

January/February – Volume #34, Issue #1


Theme – Forestry and Water

March/April – Volume #34, Issue #2


Theme – Student Research

May/June – Volume #34, Issue #3


Theme – Aquifer Storage and Recovery  

July/August – Volume #34, Issue #4


Theme – CSU Water Center Projects

September/October – Volume #34, Issue #5


Theme – The Ogallala Aquifer

November/December – Volume #34, Issue #6


2016


Theme – Climate Smart Agriculture

March/April – Volume #33, Issue #1


Theme – Student Research

May/June – Volume #33, Issue #2


Theme – Water Data

July/August – Volume #33, Issue #3


Theme – Reaching Higher

September/October – Volume #33, Issue #4


Theme – CSU Water Center Projects

November/December – Volume #33, Issue #5


2015


Theme – Water and Growth 

January/February – Volume #32, Issue #1


Theme – Student Research 

May/June – Volume #32, Issue #2


Theme – Fifty Years

July/August – Volume #32, Issue #3


Theme – Agricultural Water Conservation 

November/December – Volume #32, Issue #4


2014


Theme – South Platte Groundwater

January/February – Volume #31, Issue #1


Theme – Stormwater 

March/April – Volume #31, Issue #2


Theme – Student Research

May/June – Volume #31, Issue #3


Theme – Fish and Wildlife

July/August – Volume #31, Issue #4


Theme – Water Conflict, Mediation, and Facilitation

November/December – Volume #31, Issue #5


2013


Theme – Water Education

January/February – Volume #30, Issue #1


Theme – Instream Flows

March/April – Volume #30, Issue #2


Theme – Student Research

May/June – Volume #30, Issue #3


Theme – Agricultural Water 

July/August – Volume #30, Issue #4


Theme – Water Technology and Innovations

September/October – Volume #30, Issue #5


Theme – Water Storage and Development 

November/December – Volume #30, Issue #6


2012


Theme – South Platte

January/February – Volume #29, Issue #1


Theme – Horticulture

March/April – Volume #29, Issue #2


Theme – Student Research

May/June – Volume #29, Issue #3


Theme – Groundwater 

July/August – Volume #29, Issue #4


Theme – Energy and Water 

September/October – Volume #29, Issue #5


Theme – Water Conservation 

November/December – Volume #29, Issue #6


2011


Theme – Decision Support System

January/February – Volume #28, Issue #1


Theme – Student Research 

April/May – Volume #28, Issue #2


Theme – Invasive Species

June/July – Volume #28, Issue #3


Theme – Climate 

August/September – Volume #28, Issue #4


2010


Theme – Alternatives to AG Transfers

January/February – Volume #27, Issue #1


Theme – Non-Stationarity 

March/April – Volume #27, Issue #2


Theme – Student Research

May/June – Volume #27, Issue #3


Theme – Water Conservation 

July/August – Volume #27, Issue #4


Theme – Economics of Water

September/October – Volume #27, Issue #5


2009


Theme – Stream Rehabilitation

January/February – Volume #26, Issue #1


Theme – Endangered Species

March/April – Volume #26, Issue #2


Theme – Arkansas Basin

May/June – Volume #26, Issue #3


Theme – Natural Hazards 

July/August – Volume #26, Issue #4


Theme – Urban Water

September/October – Volume #26, Issue #5


Theme – Non-Consumptive Water Uses

November/December – Volume #26, Issue #6


2008


Theme – Water Conservation

March/April – Volume #25, Issue #2


Theme – Water Research Updates

May/June – Volume #25, Issue #3


Theme – Research Updates

July/August – Volume #25, Issue #4


Theme – International Water 

September/October – Volume #25, Issue #5


Theme – Snow

November/December – Volume #25, Issue #6


2007


Theme – Weather Modification – Can We Produce More Water?

February/March – Volume #25, Issue #1


Theme – New Blood, New Leaders: New Thinking?

April/May – Volume #25, Issue #2


Theme – My Tenure as State Engineer, Hal Simpson

June/July – Volume #24, Issue #3


Theme – Septic Systems, Graywater and More on Water Quality 

August/September – Volume #24, Issue #4


Theme – Ground Water

October/November – Volume #24, Issue #5


2006


Theme – Water in 2025

February – Volume #23, Issue #1


Theme – Canal Modernization

April – Volume #23, Issue #2


Theme – Produced Waters

June – Volume #24, Issue #3


Theme – Water Research

August – Volume #24, Issue #4


Theme – Water Outreach

October – Volume #24, Issue #5


Theme – Water Management and Research Articles 

December – Volume #24, Issue #6