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By George Sibley
Gunnison Basin Roundtable Education Committee
Officials across the state, from Grand Junction to Greeley, and even Governor Hickenlooper, have declared 2012 to be the "Year of Colorado Water" — despite the alarming absence of that "guest of honor." Currently, all the river basins in Colorado are well below the average winter precipitation that is the state's — and the whole Southwest's — primary source of water.