Bureau of Reclamation

September 2, 2008--Exess water Grand County pumped into Lake Granby ready to flow into Colorado River (Grand Co Sky Hi Daily New

Grand County spent $57,500 for use of the Northern municipal subdistrict Windy Gap pumping facility in an effort to pump 1,500 acre-feet of water into Lake Granby to be used in 2008 only. The deal was considered a cooperative breakthrough with NCWCD.


August 29, 2008--LMDT-no plan B? (Leadville Chronicle)

After months of planning to avert a perceived disaster at the LMDT due to high water levels backed up behind a collapse in the tunnel, the end is in sight.


August 29, 2008--Pueblo County turns down pass for pipeline project (Pueblo Chieftain)

Pueblo County turned down a request on Thursday by Colorado Springs to bypass a hotly contested land-use review for its proposed water supply pipeline project.


August 26, 2008--Water quality snags pipeline study (Pueblo Chieftain)

A new section on water quality impacts in the environmental impact statement for the proposed Southern Delivery System is being drafted and will be subject to a public comment period after it is released.


August 24, 2008--Upper Ark district gets funds for remote gauges (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Upper Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District received a $296,000 federal grant last week to help install remote measurement equipment at 15 sites. The district plans to install telemetry stream gauges and weather stations at six reservoirs and on nine streams in a two-year, $847,000 effort.


August 20, 2008--Security lacking at dams in West (Rocky Mountain News)

Federal dams across the West are struggling to meet security challenges in the post- 9/11 world, according to a newly released analysis by the National Academies of Science.


August 18, 2008--Denying park dams put power in rapids (Denver Post)

If former Colorado congressman Wayne Aspinall and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation had gotten their way, the Yampa River's Warm Springs Rapids never would have been born.


August 13, 2008--Fry-Ark flows may be inadequate to meet commitments (Pueblo Chieftain)

There may not be enough imported water to meet allocations already committed under the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project this year, but officials are waiting to see if there’s a problem.


July 27, 2008--Developers dislike storage site proposal (Pueblo Chieftain)

Even those who strongly support a pipeline to meet future water needs in Colorado Springs - and who would benefit from it most - are concerned that a proposed reservoir at Jimmy Camp Creek in eastern Colorado Springs is a costly mistake.


June 12, 2008--Bill that would reduce Leadville flooding praised (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Two Colorado congressmen are hailing a U.S. House committee’s passage Wednesday morning of a bill intended to reduce flooding and contamination threats posed by a clogged mine drainage tunnel in Leadville. The House Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved a measure sponsored by U.S. Reps.


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