Gunnison River

May 26, 2011--Mesa State College opens Water Center for research, education and policy (Grand Junction Sentinel)

The Western Slope has had plenty of water observers, officials and attorneys, but it hasn’t had, until now, a focal point for the collection of water information. The Water Center at Mesa State College, however, is now in business and was inaugurated on Wednesday on campus.


May 5, 2011--Flooding feared amid runoff from record Colorado snowpack (Denver Post)

A record Colorado snowpack has the potential to cause record flooding this spring if it doesn't start trickling off the mountains soon, and federal agencies are watching n


October 14, 2010--Roundtables want to move Blue Mesa plan (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Arkansas Basin Roundtable wants to advance a plan to protect transmountain diversions by setting up a storage account at Blue Mesa Reservoir on the Gunnison River. The roundtable is developing the plan in conjunction with the Gunnison Basin Roundtable.


August 20, 2010--Reader describes potential Arkansas and Gunnison Basin conflicts with Blue Mesa Reservoir (Ag Journal)

As reported by the Pueblo Chieftain’s Aug. 15, 2010, article, Colorado’s Arkansas and Gunnison Basin Roundtables are working on a joint proposal to use the Bureau of Reclamation’s Blue Mesa Reservoir for potential Colorado River Compact calls by Arizona, California and Nevada.


June 22, 2010--Western Slope man receives national river-conservation award (Summit Daily)

Jeff Crane, executive director of the Colorado Watershed Assembly, was named a “National River Hero” at the recent National River Rally, hosted by the River Network. River Network, along with Tom's of Maine, presented the River Heroes Awards, which celebrate rivers and those who protect them. The National River Heroes are nominated and selected by peers.


December 23, 2009--The San Miguel—Wild and Scenic? (Telluride Daily Planet)

Splashy Fall Creek where it tumbles toward the confluence near Sawpit, the lovely Dolores where it meanders through sinuous canyons, the San Miguel where it colors the desert lands of the West End with cottonwoods and water — all are wild and scenic rivers.


July 8, 2009--Wild and Scenic river study creating tensions (Grand Junction Sentinel)

The Bureau of Land Management is moving forward with a plan that could ask Congress to set aside up to 155 miles of rivers and creeks on BLM areas in northwest Colorado as wild and scenic.

May 13, 2009--Water war culminates in an unfettered Gunnison (Colorado Springs Gazette)

The largest waterfall in Colorado was here Wednesday, a gushing torrent that plunged 227 feet, surpassing Niagara Falls, swelling the Gunnison River to levels unprecedented in the age of dams and diversions. The misty, rainbowed spectacle, with spray felt two football fields away, was seen by few in the gated recesses of Crystal Dam in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.


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