South Platte River

November 10, 2009--Reservoir under construction south of Denver, but there's no water to hold (Denver Post)

An armada of giant yellow earthmovers on the prairie south of Denver is racing to dig one of Colorado's biggest water-supply reservoirs in decades — a hole 180 feet deep across 1,400 acres — designed to wean suburbs off waning aquifers. But the water to fill this reservoir? Not yet secured.


August 21, 2009--Association seeks groundwater basin (The Coloradoan)

A Larimer County water association will ask the Colorado Groundwater Commission to create a new designated groundwater basin north of Wellington in order to supply drinking water to 650 residents west of Interstate 25.


August 6, 2009--Water purification center work is under budget, ahead of schedule (Aurora Sentinel)

Once the water is treated at the Binney facility, it will combine with water in the Aurora Reservoir for ultimate combination with Aurora’s distribution system, which will then be delivered to the city’s r

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.


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