April 15, 2023

New legislation to boost river and stream restoration

Tim Sullivan, YVSC Resilient Land and Water Director – Guest Commentary, Steamboat Pilot & Today

One of the clearest signs of a changing climate in the Yampa Valley is the impact on our rivers and streams.

Even with more snow this winter, we still face the possibility of low summer flows and increased water temperatures leading to recreational closures and stress on fish populations. When our water resources suffer, our communities and ways of life are threatened.

In the face of this challenge, we need every tool available to build resilience for our rivers and streams and to combat the uncertain risks of warmer and drier conditions in the future. In light of this fact, safeguarding our rivers and streams by restoring their function is more important than ever.