The 2013 State of the Rockies Report Card is entitled "Water Friendly Futures for the Colorado River Basin." The 2012-13 Rockies Project focus, for a second year, is the Colorado River Basin. The Colorado River Basin, covering a major portion of the eight-state Rockies region and extending into Mexico, has been the unified focus for all parts to the State of the Rockies Project during summer 2011 and the 2011-12 academic year and again for summer 2012 and 2012-13.
Table of Contents: An Introduction from the President - The Colorado College State of the Rockies Project: Research, Report, Engage! / Jill Tiefenthaler, President, Colorado College -- Colorado College, The Rocky Mountain West, and The State of the Rockies Project / Walter E. Hecox (CC professor of economics) Project Director, State of the Rockies Project -- Editors’ Preface / Walter E. Hecox, Project Director, State of the Rockies Project, Brendan P. Boepple (CC class of 2011) Program Coordinator, State of the Rockies Project, Matthew C. Gottfried, Technical Liason, State of the Rockies Project -- Lake Powell to Lake Powell: Portraits of the Upper Colorado River / Zak Podmore, Expedition Manager, State of the Rockies Project -- Overview: Colorado River Basin Water Demand and Supply Imbalance / Shannon Thomas, Student Researcher, and Walter E. Hecox, Project Director, State of the Rockies Project -- Agricultural Water Use in the Colorado River Basin : Conservation and Efficiency Tools for a Water Friendly Future -- Case Study: Deficit Irrigation Helping Farmers Manage Crops in Times of Shortage -- Case Study: Drought-tolerant Crops Around the World -- Case Study: The Arkansas Valley Super Ditch Case Study: Arizona Water Banking Authority: Banking Water Now for Arizona’s Future / Nathan Lee and Alice Plant, Student Researchers, State of the Rockies Project -- Municipal and Industrial Water Use in the Colorado River Basin: Moving Towards a Paradigm Shift in Water Reclamation -- Case Study: Lake Powell Pipeline -- Case Study: Las Vegas: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) -- Case Study: Australia -- Case Study: Front Range Comparison / Matthew McNerney and Shannon Thomas, Student Researchers, State of the Rockies Project -- Water and Watts: How Electrical Generation Has and Will Continue to Shape the Colorado River -- Case Study: Navajo Generating Station vs. Mohave Generating Station / Henry Madsen, Student Research Assistant, State of the Rockies Project -- Can Renewable Energy Lead the Colorado River Basin into a Water Friendly Future? -- Case Study: Concentrating Solar Power in a Semi-Arid Desert: Nevada Solar One -- Case Study: Evaporation from Reservoirs in the Colorado River Basin / Audrey Burns, Student Researcher, State of the Rockies Project -- Additional Acknowledgements and Contributors.