- About WIP
- Participating Entities
- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Water Commission
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Dolores Water Conservancy District
- Florida Water Conservancy District
- La Plata Electric Association
- La Plata Water Conservancy District
- Mancos Conservation District
- Mancos Water Conservancy District
- Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD)
- Pine River Irrigation District
- San Juan Water Conservancy District
- Southwestern Water Conservation District
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
- Regional Water Projects
- Animas River Stakeholders
- Animas-La Plata Project
- Cloud Seeding Program
- Dolores Project (McPhee Reservoir)
- Dry Gulch Reservoir (Pending)
- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
- Jackson Gulch Reservoir
- Long Hollow Reservoir
- Pine River Project (Vallecito Reservoir)
- Rio Blanco Restoration Project
- River Protection Work Group
- UMETCO (Urivan) Water Rights
- Water Information
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South Platte River
January 18, 2013--Deal would prevent water from leaving Colorado; would serve suburbs (Denver Business Journal)
Denver’s southern suburbs, dependent on shrinking supplies of groundwater, could get a new surface water supply as soon as 2015, heading off the specter of expensive water bills choking off economic growth.
June 23, 2012--Weld commissioners to the AG: Colorado law lets the governor allow emergency groundwater pumping (Boulder Daily Camera)
Weld County commissioners have asked Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to reconsider his staff's conclusion that Gov. John Hickenlooper doesn't have the legal authority to allow South Platte River Basin farmers to pump water from an underground aquifer onto their drying-out fields.
June 13, 2012--Rep. Cory Gardner seeks federal drought designation and assistance for Colorado farmers (Greeley Times)
U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner urged U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday to consider issuing a federal disaster declaration for drought-affected Colorado counties.
June 9, 2012--Shaffer calls on Governor Hickenlooper to lift stay on irrigation wells (La Junta Tribune)
Senate President Brandon Shaffer wrote Governor John Hickenlooper asking the Governor to declare a state of emergency and to immediately overrule the stay that is prohibiting the use of irrigation wells for grain and vegetable crops.
April 21, 2012--Suncor energy installs fountain, underground walls to reduce benzene plume near Denver (Denver Post)
Suncor Energy is spraying Sand Creek water contaminated by its oil refinery into the air, trying to remove more cancer-causing benzene befor
April 12, 2012--South Platte Roundtable: More urgent water planning needed; conservation complicated for basin (Fence Post)
More urgency is needed when it comes to planning new water-supply projects, and water conservation isn't the silver bullet to solve future shortages in the South Platte River Basin, where reused water is an essential supply source downstream. Those were two focal points of discussions at the four-hour South Platte Basin Roundtable meeting Tuesday night.
An environmental group says the South Platte River is the most polluted waterway in Colorado. Environment Colorado released a report Thursday based on Environmental Protection Agency statistics from 2010. The group says that industrial facilities released more than 700,000 pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado rivers that year, with a third ending up in the South Platte.
A new study by the Water Research Foundation projects potential climate change impacts to Front Range water supplies for the next few decades, showing that the total amount of water in several key river basins could decline significantly if temperatures continue to rise.
December 14, 2011--Water wars: Arapahoe County snaps up farm water rights in northern Colorado (Greeley Tribune)
Arapahoe County has purchased the rights to thousands of acre-feet of agricultural water in northern Colorado, marking its first foray into the region and adding another chapter in the battle between farmers and cities for future water security.
November 25, 2011--Colorado Farm Bureau votes in favor of giving state engineer more flexibility (Windsor Now)
Marc Arnusch sees no need to downplay the significance of the water rights policy. “We took the most powerful step on water we’ve made in a while,” the Weld County farmer said earlier this week, referring to the Colorado Farm Bureau supporting a policy that would give more flexibility to the Office of the State Engineer in controlling the state’s water resources.