This issue is directly related to us here in the Gunnison Valley and in fact to most anybody across the country. Water shortage is currently a major issue almost anywhere in the U.S. due to the demand for water and the numerous areas that are experiencing droughts. There are many things at stake here, including a lot of recreational opportunities around Crested Butte. The Gunnison River is a major tributary of the Colorado and a lot of the water in question here originates in our state. We need to recognize that it is an issue no matter where you live. Read this article
for an in-depth look at this issue, courtesy of American Rivers
is a helpful resource that outlines some things you can do to help conserve this valuable resource.