On January 1, 2012 Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper proclaimed 2012 as the “Year of Water.”  The year was a milestone for Colorado water, as it marked the 75th anniversary of legislation that created the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the Colorado River Water Conservation District, and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.  To mark the occasion, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education led an initiative known as “Colorado Water 2012” to raise awareness about water as a valuable and limited resource, increase support for management and protection of Colorado’s water and waterways, showcase exemplary models of cooperation and collaboration among Colorado water users, connect Coloradans to existing and new opportunities to learn about water, and motivate Coloradans to become proactive participants in Colorado’s water future.

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