Bureau of Reclamation

DeAngelis Retires

After 34 years of federal service, Carol DeAngelis, also with the BOR, will be retiring at the end of January this year. Carol has been the Area Manager of the Western Colorado Area Office for 18 years or since 1994. As such, she is one of the longest tenured Area Managers in Reclamation. Carol is a coal-miner’s daughter originally from Trinidad, Colorado.

August 18, 2011--Big water providers band together (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Pueblo Board of Water Works has joined other Front Range water providers in hiring a consultant to represent its interests in bringing water from the Colorado River over the Continental Divide. The Front Range Water Council is planning to hire Grand River Consulting Corp. for $600,000 over two years to work on Colorado River issues that affect the state’s largest water providers.

July 27, 2011--Business coalition speaks for recreation in region’s water (Crested Butte News)

A new coalition of businesses is reminding lawmakers that a healthy Colorado River is vital to healthy business. Protect the Flows represents 250 businesses from the river’s seven basin states, including nearly 100 businesses from Colorado. Protect the Flows met with U.S.

July 21, 2011--A paradox for the west's plumbing system: Flood on the top, drought on the bottom (New York Times)

The Colorado River has a long journey. It flows from mountains, runs by cities, winds through remote, rust-colored canyons and touches seven states before entering Mexico. It's a natural wonder, but also a life source of the more than 30 million people who rely on it. But in recent years, the Colorado River has become less reliable.

April 26, 2011--Bureau releases March-end status of Jackson Gulch, McPhee (Cortez Journal)

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released the March-end status of local reservoirs Jackson Gulch and McPhee. Jackson Gulch reservoir live content stood at 5,496 acre-feet with a 9,977 acre-feet maximum capacity and a 5,008 acre-feet average (1971-2000) end of month content.

April 26, 2011--The West’s dams share a dirty secret (High Country News)

Surveys of 35 dams and reservoirs operated by the federal Bureau of Reclamation in the West reveal that they have lost some 4.6 million-acre-feet of their original storage capacity to the lowly dirt particle since they were built, most in the middle of the 20th century. That's about 8 percent of their storage capacity, or enough water to serve at least 9 million households.

April 21, 2011--The Dolores dilemma (Durango Telegraph)

As the San Juan snowpack dwindles after another dry, windy spring, so do chances for extended boatable flows on the lower Dolores River. Earlier this week, incoming flows into McPhee Reservoir, which feed the lower Dolores, were forecast to drop by 12 percent from previous estimates.

April 14, 2011--Lake Nighthorse rec advances (Cortez Journal)

A plan for recreation at Lake Nighthorse - a long shot two years ago when State Parks said it was too broke to take on the job - is almost done. But boat launching, angling or swimming are still a year away.

February 20, 2011--A-LP talks get down to finances (Durango Herald)

The federal Bureau of Reclamation and the state of Colorado are scheduled to begin negotiating Friday on the state’s share of Animas-La Plata Project construction costs. The A-LP, as it’s called, settles Native American water-rights claims and provides water for household or industrial use to three tribes and four nontribal entities.

50th Bureau of Reclamation Water Management Workshop (Denver, CO)

02/14/2011 8:30 am
02/17/2011 5:00 pm

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