Save Our Snow: Colorado and the West
Come to the Rifle Branch Library at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 9th for Save Our Snow!
Water security is critical to the economy of Colorado and other western states. Snowmelt runoff from high-elevation mountains provides most of the usable water in Colorado. The presentation will explain why mountains are "water towers" while focusing on how our water security is threatened by a variety of factors, including climate change, the mountain pine beetle epidemic, and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, as a single fracing well uses 1-5 million gallons of water.
For more information, contact the Rifle Branch Library at (970) 625-3471.