Colorado

October 11, 2014--No easier answers for water supply, growth (Pueblo Chieftain)

It’s probably wise to expect a little pain when you grab the bull by the horns.So, the Arkansas Basin Roundtable this week wrestled the question of new development, land use policies and local control to the ground, only to find that it jumped back up to torment.


October 11, 2014--Western Colorado’s water safe for now (Post Independent)

Perry Cabot, a Grand Junction resident, is a doctor of agricultural engineering and land resources. While currently employed by Colorado State University’s extension office in Grand Junction, he’s working hard to gain insight into one of Colorado’s biggest issues — water and its impacts on agriculture.


October 11, 2014--How will Colorado’s water plan address West-East water transfers? (Post Independent)

As the first draft of Colorado’s Water Plan nears completion (it’s due in December), many who have participated in its development remain anxious about what will and won’t be in it — particularly in relation to the potential for more West Slope water to be transported east to serve growing cities on the Front Range.


Another Successful Water 101 Seminar!

The 8th Annual Water 101 Seminar was conducted in beautiful Telluride this year and was another success. Including presenters there were nearly 70 in attendance. In addition to the Water Information Program, the seminar was cosponsored with EcoAction Partners, San Miguel Watershed Coalition, and the Town of Telluride. It qualified for six (6) continuing education credits (CECs) for lawyers, seven (7) CECs for realtors, and new this year—teacher education credits and contact hours, as well as training units for Colorado water utility personnel.


West Slope: Water and Energy Collision Course?

According to a July High Country News article, if you thought fracking was a water-guzzling method to get the oil and gas flowing from shale, then you should check out oil shale retorting.


PRID Installs New Bubbler System

The Pine River Irrigation District (PRID) recently installed a bubbler system at Lake Vallecito. The system prevents freezing around the rubber seals of the flood gates and the gates themselves.

La Plata Archuleta Water District

The La Plata Archuleta Water District (LPAWD) recently signed a contract with the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) to purchase 2,500 acre-feet (AF) of water from the Animas-La Plata Project over a 40 year period.

Lake Nighthorse Organizations Encounter Numerous Recreation Discussion Delays

Recreation discussions between the: Animas-La Plata Operation, Maintenance, and Replacement (ALPOM&R) Association; U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR); and City of Durango have encountered numerous delays. Lake Nighthorse will not be opened to the public in 2014 and may not be open next year either.


Lawn Bill Designed to Conserve Water

Senate Bill 17 proposed to limit the size of new lawns for entities using water from permanent agricultural dry-up. Ag dry-up occurs when someone purchases land and moves the water into the municipal system. The concept was developed by Steve Harris of Harris Water Engineering in Durango and sponsored by Senator Ellen Roberts (R-Durango). In early August water resource leaders from Durango and Southwest Colorado briefed lawmakers in Denver on the legislation.

October 7, 2014--Turf wars cartoon (Water Information Program)

To view the full article visit the WIP or NPS Colorado. For a copy of the original article stop by or write the Water Information Program at 841 East Second Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 or call (970) 247-1302.


 


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