The Roaring Fork River, a headwater tributary in the Colorado Basin, adds to the beauty and economic vitality of Aspen, Colorado. Photo credit: Grand River Consulting for the Colorado Water Trust.
During the 2012 drought, the Roaring Fork’s flow dropped low during mid-summer (L); the following year, summer flows got a boost when Aspen chose to leave water in the river (R). Photo credit: Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism
St. Louis Creek meanders through ranch country on the western slope of the Rockies before joining the Fraser River. The restoration of flow to the lower portion of St. Louis Creek kept it connected to the Fraser and improved the health of both. Photo credit: Edalin Koziol/Colorado Water Trust