U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

***BOR Funding Opportunity Available to Establish or Further Develop Watershed Groups--May 4, 2016 Deadline***

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has released a funding opportunity for entities seeking to establish or further develop watershed management groups through the Cooperative Watershed Management Program.

March 28, 2016--Reclamation releases Draft Environmental Assessment for Lake Nighthorse recreation plan (U.S. BOR)

The Bureau of Reclamation has released a draft environmental assessment for the Lake Nighthorse Recreation Plan. 

March 18, 2016--EPA, US Bureau of Reclamation and Western water districts collaborate on ICP (Hydrocarbon Engineering)

Three of the West’s largest municipal water agencies have partnered with federal agencies to kick off the latest round of an expanded competitive grant programme aimed at discovering the next generation of water saving devices and technologies. For the first time, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is participating with the US Bureau of Reclamation, as well as the Central A

March 16, 2016--Pueblo board approves plan to leave some of its water on Western Slope as part of study (Pueblo Chieftain)

A contract for a pilot program that would leave some of Pueblo’s water on the Western Slope was approved Tuesday by the Pueblo Board of Water Works. Pueblo Water will leave 200 acre-feet (65 million gallons) of water from the Ewing Ditch for a fee of about $134,000 as part of an $11 million pilot project to test tools to manage drought in the Colorado River ba

March 10, 2016--El Nino and the Colorado (Boulder Weekly)

Water levels and rainfall for the Colorado River basin were below-average in January and February, and will remain so until at least July 2016, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The basin is at only 61 percent of its seasonal average. Likewise, inflow into Lake Powell and Lake Mead is also below the seasonal average.

February 22, 2016--Cannabis in Colorado, water rights and federal law (Mountain Town News)

If cannabis remains illegal under U.S. law, can water in Colorado be used to grow it? Banks that are federally chartered—nearly all of them—have pointedly kept their distance from money involved in the cannabis industry. This has resulted in many businesses adopting cash-only models or using stratagems to side-step the banking ban.

February 9, 2016--Lake Nighthorse assessment available soon for comment (Cortez Journal)

An environmental assessment and other documentation on Lake Nighthorse may soon be available for public review and comment, bringing residents a step closer to recreational use, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials say. Kathleen Ozga, resource division manager for the Bureau of Reclamation Western Colorado Area Office, said the comment period will last 30 days.

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