South Platte River

July 15, 2009--South Platte River sees rapid recovery (Denver Post)

In a year of abundant rainfall on the heels of a decent winter snowpack, river flows up and down the South Platte have been above the long-term average.

May 1, 2009--Greenback cutthroat found in Utah for first time (Aspen Times)

Utah wildlife officials have confirmed that there is a tiny population of rare greenback cutthroat trout in a small creek in the LaSal Mountains east of Moab. Officials have issued an emergency fishing regulation to protect the fish. Greenback cutthroat are listed as threatened on the endangered species list and are managed as a protected fish.


May 1, 2009--Greenback cutthroat found in Utah for first time (Aspen Times)

Utah wildlife officials have confirmed that there is a tiny population of rare greenback cutthroat trout in a small creek in the LaSal Mountains east of Moab. Officials have issued an emergency fishing regulation to protect the fish. Greenback cutthroat are listed as threatened on the endangered species list and are managed as a protected fish.


May 1, 2009--Greenback cutthroat found in Utah for first time (Aspen Times)

Utah wildlife officials have confirmed that there is a tiny population of rare greenback cutthroat trout in a small creek in the LaSal Mountains east of Moab. Officials have issued an emergency fishing regulation to protect the fish. Greenback cutthroat are listed as threatened on the endangered species list and are managed as a protected fish.


April 1, 2009--Water wars leave northern Colorado farmers dry (U.S. Water news)

Many farmers in this northern Colorado plains region are struggling to keep their crops irrigated and stay afloat as they find themselves on the wrong side of state water rules dating back to the 19th cent

March 10, 2009--South Platte water bill on way to Colo. governor (Denver Post)

A bill offering help to farmers who use irrigation wells along the South Platte River is on its way to the governor, who plans to sign it. The Senate gave final approval Monday to House Bill 1174, which would excuse the farmers from having to replace water their wells drew before March 15, 1974, from an aquifer that supplies the river.

March 10, 2009--State Engineer: Water needs will only rise (Greeley Tribune)

Unless new water supplies are found to serve a growing population along the South Platte River, pressure will continue to be put on agriculture to provide water for new residents, a state water official said Monday.

March 4, 2009--South Platte saviors (Denver Post)

Soon it will be seven years since fires ravaged the South Platte River basin in the vicinity of Cheesman Reservoir, less than a flicker in geologic time, but a small eternity for enthusiasts waiting for the river's recovery.

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