Lake Granby

May 25, 2009--Dam releases to aid rare fish in Colorado River (Denver Post)

Six reservoirs along the upper Colorado River are releasing water through the Memorial Day weekend to help improve mating habitat for endangered fish. The releases from Granby, Ruedi, Windy Gap, Williams Wolford Mountain, Dillon and Green Mountain reservoirs are designed to replicate spring peak flows on the Colorado before the dams were built.


May 1, 2009--Colorado water war ends in deal (Denver Post)

A peace treaty in a decade-long water war between between Grand County and the Front Range has been struck. The agreement among Grand County, Denver Water and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District aims to balance Front Range demands with more flow for the Upper Colorado River basin.


February 25, 2009--Fish contaminated by high mercury levels (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Popular fishing destinations Rifle Gap and Juniata reservoirs are among a handful of western Colorado lakes added last week to the growing list of waters with fish contaminated by unsafe levels of mercury.

October 5, 2008--Current affairs on state water (Denver Post)

The two sides of the Continental Divide are engaged in a first-of-its-kind negotiation over moving more water to the Front Range — the two water companies are planning $410 million in new projects to provide an extra 16 billion gallons — while protecting the mountain streams and rivers.


September 30, 2008--Quagga mussels pose new worry at Lake Pueblo (Pueblo Chieftain)

Apprehension about potential damage from mussels in Lake Pueblo went up a couple of notches over the weekend after the state confirmed quaggas as well as zebras are in the water.


September 2, 2008--Exess water Grand County pumped into Lake Granby ready to flow into Colorado River (Grand Co Sky Hi Daily New

Grand County spent $57,500 for use of the Northern municipal subdistrict Windy Gap pumping facility in an effort to pump 1,500 acre-feet of water into Lake Granby to be used in 2008 only. The deal was considered a cooperative breakthrough with NCWCD.


August 17, 2008--Mountain lakes free of mussels for now (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Bureau of Reclamation is continuing to test for zebra or quagga mussels in mountain lakes, but so far has found no evidence of either mussels or veligers, the larval stage. "


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