Grand Lake

December 7, 2011--Colorado River: Windy Gap firming plan released (Summit Voice)

The average annual flow in the Colorado River below Granby Reservoir would decrease by about 15 percent under a proposed plan to increase diversions from the West Slope to the Front Range, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation acknowledged last week, releasing a final environmental impact statement for the Windy Gap firming project.


June 12, 2011--CU study: Pine beetles may affect snowpack, melt (Summit Voice)

A new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates the infestation of trees by mountain pine beetles in the High Country across the West could potentially trigger earlier snowmelt and increase water yields from snowpack that accumulates beneath affected trees.

February 13, 2009--Grand Lake officials aim to contain invasive mussels (Grand County Sky-Hi Daily News)

Town of Grand Lake officials are currently working with state and federal agencies on how 100 percent compliance can be achieved around the Three Lakes (Granby and Shadow Mountain Reservoirs and Grand Lake) and Willow Creek Reservoir to ensure that boats are hot-power washed before


December 10, 2008--Town of Grand Lake weighs in against Windy Gap Firming Project (Grand County Sky-Hi Daily News)

The health of Grand Lake and possible financial setbacks that could result from deterioration of the lake’s water quality were listed among main reasons why the Northern Colorado Conservancy District munic

November 3, 2008--Chemicals found in Grand County lake (Summit Daily News)

The Colorado River inlet to Shadow Mountain Reservoir showed traces of tree-spraying chemicals, but other Grand County lakes did not, according to government tests. Both carbaryl and permethrin were found at the one test site, according to Grand County Water Quality Specialist Katherine Morris. 


October 24, 2008--Fraser River work near Tabernash aims to improve habitat, create wetlands (Grand County Sky-Hi Daily News)

All the heavy equipment operating in the open meadow southwest of Tabernash, Colorado, this week is not constructing another development, but rather is working on a project that will restore the water quality and the riparian environment along a portion of the Fraser River.


October 5, 2008--Current affairs on state water (Denver Post)

The two sides of the Continental Divide are engaged in a first-of-its-kind negotiation over moving more water to the Front Range — the two water companies are planning $410 million in new projects to provide an extra 16 billion gallons — while protecting the mountain streams and rivers.


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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