Private Investors Wading Into Colorado River

January 7, 2021

In a small community on the Colorado River, private investors acting through a national financial-services firm are buying rights to the water and reselling it to distant cities. For a region suffering prolonged drought, challenges to using the river and its water are nothing new. And in a book review in Issues, an experienced resource manager notes that conflicts in managing the Colorado and other western rivers as they transition from an era of plenty to one of scarcity have often catalyzed compromises needed to balance conflicting interests. Fingers crossed.

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