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June 15th, 2016

June 15, 2016--Dolores River Festival rebounds; online sales help (Cortez Journal)

Nearly 2,000 music lovers met at Joe Rowell Park Saturday for the 13th annual Dolores River Festival after online ticket sales bumped up attendance. “We’re back up to our usual numbers,” said Scott Clow, president of Greater Dolores Action, the community organization that puts on the popular river celebration.


June 15, 2016--EPA Gold King Mine coordinator retires as Animas water, soil tests begin (Denver Post)

The Environmental Protection Agency’s coordinator for work at the Gold King and other mines contaminating Animas River headwaters is retiring as the feds begin soil and water tests before a Superfund cleanup. EPA on-scene coordinator Steve Way was away on vacation Aug. 5 when contractors led by fellow EPA coordinator Hays Griswold triggered a blowout at the Gold King.


June 14, 2016--La Plata County Sheriff’s Office gets new boat, organizes dive team (Durango Herald)

n November 2012, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office led a search of Vallecito Reservoir for missing teenager Dylan Redwine.


June 13th

June 13, 2016--Making water conservation a reality (Post Independent)

In issuing his executive order back in 2013 for the creation of the first statewide water plan, Gov. John Hickenlooper stated that “every conversation about water should begin with conservation.” It may be difficult to think of water conservation now as we look out our windows at rivers and creeks swollen with spring runoff, but we need to remind ourselves of where we live.


June 10th

June 10, 2016--Collaborating to protect Lake Mead (Arizona Capitol Times)

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) and the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) recently hosted a second Colorado River Shortage Update. CAP and ADWR presented the latest information about the near-term outlook for the river and how Arizona can keep the river out of shortage in 2017.


June 9th

June 9, 2016--Stanford researchers calculate groundwater levels from satellite data (Stanford University)

Researchers from Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences have used satellite data and a new computer algorithm to gauge groundwater levels in Colorado’s San Luis Valley agricultural basin. The technique, detailed in the June issue of the journal Water Resources Research, could lead to better models of groundwater flow.


June 8th

June 8, 2016--Details of sewage plant design emerge (Durango Herald)

Refined designs for the sewage-treatment plant may leave room for a basketball court in Santa Rita Park. But there is not enough space to leave room for the volleyball court that will be displaced by expansions at the plant, said Patrick Radabaugh, an engineer with Dewberry. This was one of the details about the new $60.8 million plant that emerged during a Durango City Co


June 7, 2016--USGS map reveals long-term changes in America’s groundwater quality (Circle of Blue)

Chloride and nitrate concentrations are rising and arsenic levels are holding steady or falling. Those are two of the conclusions from a U.S. Geological Survey assessment of changes in the nation’s groundwater quality in the last two decades.