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One of the first new small hydroelectric power projects in the country is quickly taking shape in Silverton, thanks to new legislation championed by an Ophir man. The project might be relatively small — it will produce only around 11 kilowatts of electricity at any given time — but it represents a big change.
On Monday Glen Canyon Dam operators will once again open the floodgates
Colorado’s southeast plains have turned into a swirling dust bowl. Nevada is relocating herds of wild horses and cattle off parched federal rangelands. The Wyoming Weather Modification Pilot Program is regularly seeding clouds to make rain.
Last year, the Hoover Dam hydroelectric plant installed the first of five wide-head turbines. These are designed to work efficiently even as the Colorado River shrinks under a record-long drought. The dry spell affecting the dam’s power source has outlasted any other in the 77 years that the structure has generated electricity.
Hydroelectric development stagnated in the 1980s and 1990s as environmental groups lobbied against it and a long regulatory process required years of environmental study.
August 11, 2013--Rep. Scott Tipton, Rep. Diana DeGette hydropower bills signed by President Obama (Denver Post)
President Barack Obama signed into law Friday two hydropower bills supported by Republican Rep. Scott Tipton and Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette that streamlines the regulatory process and makes it easier to develop the clean energy. Tipton’s office touted that the new law he sponsored will create new rural jobs in Colorado and add clean, affordable electricity to the grid.
State lawmakers and wildlife officials want Washington's help in battling huge colonies of zebra and quagga mussels that are wreaking havoc in U.S. waters and costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars. The officials say an infusion of federal dollars would give them the biggest boost, but few expect tightfisted Congress to deliver.
Resource managers in the Colorado River Basin are preparing for an unprecedented scenario: By next year, water in Lake Powell is likely to drop to a level that will trigger mandatory cuts in water deliveries to California, Arizona and Nevada. The U.S.
Two hydropower bills that should expand the production of the clean renewable energy are headed to President Barack Obama’s desk for signature. The two House bills have Colorado bipartisan fingerprints all over them: One was carried by Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, and another by Rep. Diana DeGette, a Denver Democrat. Both Democratic Sens.
According to a Cortez Journal article, the Dolores Water Conservancy District (DWCD) took a small step this spring toward determining whether a large hydroelectric plant could be built at Plateau Creek