Robert R Crifasi

A Land Made from Water

Appropriation and the Evolution of Colorado's Landscape, Ditches, and Water Institutions

Colorado's Historic Floods: The Dynamic Link between People and the Environment

During the second week of September 2013, Colorado’s Front Range was ravaged by the most severe flooding in living memory. I took this photo on Saturday, September 14, shortly after the floodwaters had receded from their peak on Left Hand Creek.

Robert R. Crifasi

Robert R. Crifasi works in water management and planning and is an environmental scientist with more than twenty-five years of experience. He has worked as an environmental planner with Denver Water; had served as the water resources administrator for the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks Department, where he was on the board of directors of eleven ditch companies; and was the president of several Boulder Valley ditches. He is an award-winning photographer and the author of A Land Made from Water and Western Water A-Z.

Western Water A to Z

The History, Nature, and Culture of a Vanishing Resource

University Press of Colorado University of Alaska Press Utah State University Press University of Wyoming Press