Reservoirs

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.


June 30, 2014--Movement of carbon in large U.S. rivers affected by reservoirs, finds study (Water World)

A new study conducted by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists, and published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, has found that a combination of climate and human activities (diversion and reservoirs) controls the movement of carbon in two large western river basins, the Colorado and the Missouri Rivers.


June 29, 2014--Water panel identifies wish list (La Junta Tribune)

During the third annual Protein Producer Summit, a joint summer business meeting of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Livestock Association, four panelists shared a wish list of items they think could improve the state’s ability to fully capture and utilize its water resources. More storage is needed!


June 13, 2014--Water leaders discuss unmet needs (Prescott Courier)

If people would just move where water is available instead of trying to move water toward communities, life would be a lot simpler in Arizona. But Arizonans don't live in portable houses like the early residents, so it's not so easy to pick up and move.


June 5, 2014--Colorado snow pack is nearly double its normal amount, feds say (Denver Post)

Colorado's wet spring and winter are paying big dividends for the state's snow pack and reservoirs in northern parts of the state, but southern areas are still below normal, federal officials said Thursday. The statewide snow pack is almost double that of normal conditions for this time of year — and more than triple in the South Platte basin.


May 25, 2014--Rising water levels and temps good omens for Lake Powell (Grand Junction Sentinel)

If you haven’t been looking, Lake Powell is rising. The elevation as of Thursday was 3,583 feet (full is considered 3,700 feet) and going up about six inches per day.


May 8, 2014--Family Farm Alliance white paper: 'Twenty questions on water storage projects & more! (Water Wired)

With much of the West blanketed by moderate to severe drought conditions there has been heightened recent interest expressed for the need for additional water storage facilities.


April 29, 2014--Senate moves to store more water (Colorado Independent)

HB 1333 puts a grand total of more than $300 million into expanding Colorado’s water storage capacity, especially on the front range. The bill’s largest project includes funding a 25,000 acre feet expansion of the Chatfield Reservoir, located in the district of sponsor Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch.


April 1, 2014--Peak snowpack reading shows no doubt of drought (Sacramento Business Journal)

The reading from what's typically the peak snowpack of the year shows what’s no surprise even with recent rain: California is still in a fairly severe drought. Snowpack surveys are at 32 percent of normal for the date, and even the prospect of more rain toward the end of the week won’t make much difference, according to the California Department of Water Resources.


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.


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