Colorado River Water Conservation District

August 30, 2014--Water storage ‘absolutely’ part of plan (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Western Slope water storage is “absolutely” a part of the Colorado water plan that is to be complete in just over a year, said the head of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. James Eklund, however, declined to offer specifics about any discussions. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., this week told the editorial board of The Daily Sentinel that he and Gov.


August 2, 2014--Aurora trumps Western Slope in water rights case (Aspen Daily News)

Pitkin County and the Colorado River District are planning to appeal a judge’s ruling that gives the city of Aurora the right to use water from the upper Fryingpan River basin for municipal purposes, without a penalty for 23 years of “unlawful” water use.


July 30, 2014--Smarter urban water: How dammed Denver turned to ridiculing waste (Guardian)

“A lot of suburban water planners plan for yesterday,” says Eric Kuhn, general manager of the Colorado River Water District. But in Denver the national baby boomer vogue for suburban “ranchettes” with water-sucking lawns so big that you need a tractor to mow them is giving way to a millennial preference for downtown living in condos and lofts.


May 8, 2014--Potential for harm: Western Slope water bill draws opposition (Steamboat Today)

Senate Bill 23 is on its way to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk thanks to some legislative maneuvering, but the bill dealing with changes to water law on the Western Slope has divided interested organizations and prompted warnings that its consequences could be much broader than intended.


April 18, 2014--Front Range wants dibs on river water (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

A coalition of Front Range water utilities is calling in a letter for assurance that a new transmountain diversion project will be a part of a state plan aimed at filling the anticipated future gap between demand and supply. That desire by the Front Range Water Council is unsettling others who question whether the Western Slope has any more water left to give.


April 12, 2014--Groups work to protect West Slope water interests (Post Independent)

A new listing that ranks the entire c as the second-most-endangered river network in the United States brings important attention to the “hardest working river in America,” observes Jim Pokrandt, spokesman for the Colorado River District.


March 29, 2014--Water supply worth a dam? (Grand Junction Sentinel)

When Gov. John Hickenlooper sat down Friday for lunch with the board of directors of Club 20, the West Slope promotional organization, the pitcher at his table was emblazoned with a handwritten label: “Western Slope Water.” “I drink that stuff every day,” Hickenlooper told his lunch companions.


Colorado River Water Bank Ag Forum (Montrose & Palisade, CO)

03/04/2014 9:11 am

The Colorado River Water Conservation District invites farmers, ranchers, and others interested in agricultural water use to a Colorado River Water Bank Ag Forum on Tuesday, March 4th. The forum will be an opportunity for irrigators to learn about the water bank concept, ask questions, and share their thoughts.


February 13, 2014--Colorado Water Bank Project: Farmers & ranchers invited to discuss (CFWE)

The Colorado River Water Conservation District invites farmers, ranchers, and others interested in agricultural water use to a Colorado River Water Bank Ag Forum on Tuesday, March 4th. The forum will be an opportunity for irrigators to learn about the water bank concept, ask questions, and share their thoughts.


January 26, 2014--High desert turf wars (Durango Herald)

Probably no other plant can inspire more passion here in the West than the humble blade of grass. For many homeowners, a patch of lawn is a private sanctuary, a place to go barefoot and let the kids run. And to people like Steve Harris, a Durango water engineer, every new blade of grass represents a drop of water that once was used to water crops.


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