Bureau of Reclamation

February 4, 2009--Fruitgrowers Reservoir storage capacity is much lower than thought (Delta County Independent)

Irrigators in the Orchard City Irrigation District heard at their annual meeting Saturday that Fruitgrowers Reservoir, which stores their water for late season irrigation use, doesn’t hold

January 14, 2009--Water court comes to final decree over Black Canyon issue (Crested Butte News)

A settlement reached last spring over the amount of water that should flow through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park was formally decreed by the Gunnison Water Court on December 31.

January 7, 2009--Salazar and Markey introduce conduit and death tax legislation (La Junta Tribune Democrat)

Congressman John Salazar and Congresswoman Betsy Markey began work as soon as the 111th Congress convened earlier this week by reintroducing legislation authorizing the funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit. The Salazar-Markey bill will allow the Bureau of Reclamation to move forward with the construction of the Conduit.

Water District Workshop (Grand Junction, CO)

02/05/2009 8:00 am
02/05/2009 5:00 pm
For more information and/or to register, visit the Bureau of Reclamation website at www.usbr.gov.

December 19, 2008--Could SDS pipeline take on more water? (Pueblo Chieftain)

Increasing the use of a proposed water pipeline from Pueblo Dam to Colorado Springs would trigger a new federal environmental review and would also have to pass muster with pipeline sponsors.

December 5, 2008--Digging up trees to save water (Yuma Pioneer)

Much has been made of the several methods being used by Colorado to come into compliance with the Republican River Compact. There is the multi-million dollar compliance pipeline project (still on hold

December 3, 2008--Farmer with salty soil and water says canola is nature's filter, plus a fuel and cow feed, too (L.A. Times)

Farmers, water managers and agriculture researchers are closely watching an experiment using canola plants to absorb the salt from soil and water.

October 4, 2008--West slope power, water deal in the works (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado Springs and the Bureau of Reclamation are looking at a 40-year agreement that would ensure the city’s diversions from the Blue River do not interfere with a federal power project.


September 30, 2008--Quagga mussels pose new worry at Lake Pueblo (Pueblo Chieftain)

Apprehension about potential damage from mussels in Lake Pueblo went up a couple of notches over the weekend after the state confirmed quaggas as well as zebras are in the water.


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