Robert R Crifasi
Appropriation and the Evolution of Colorado's Landscape, Ditches, and Water Institutions
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 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.
The History, Nature, and Culture of a Vanishing Resource