Decreasing Colorado River Flows Could Lower Property Values

Potential Impacts to Property Values from Long-term Changes in Water Levels on the Colorado River and Its Tributaries: A Delphi Approach
Southwick Associates for Protect the Flows

[From Press Release]  A new economic report released today by Protect the Flows, a coalition of more than 850 businesses that depend on a healthy Colorado River, reveals that river-based real estate values have the potential to plummet by nearly 10 percent if the Colorado River Basin flow levels drop significantly as predicted by the Department of the Interior’s Colorado River Basin Water Supply & Demand Study. The findings come from a survey of real estate professionals in Aspen and Grand County, Colorado; Sedona, Arizona; and Farmington, New Mexico, conducted by leading natural resource economics firm Southwick Associates, Inc…


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