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For Colorado, Lessons From Texas on Water

Two Texas water experts have offered insights on what Colorado could learn from Texas' approach to water problems.

The Brazos River in Knox County during the summer of 2011.

Two Texas water experts have offered insights on what Colorado could learn from Texas' approach to water problems, both from borrowing solutions that have worked and avoiding approaches that have not. In an opinion piece and at the recent Infocast Colorado Water Summit, Andrew Sansom, director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, and Craig Mackey, co-director of Protect the Flows, pointed out that Colorado could take a more pragmatic approach to planning than Texas by avoiding costly unsustainable projects that might never be needed, and that it could and should pay more attention to the flows needed to keep rivers and streams healthy. (The Durango Herald)

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