Wells

February 28, 2014--Water education: The hydrologic cycle (Anza Valley Outlook)

The hydrologic cycle is the continuous circulation of water from land and sea to the atmosphere and back again.


December 5, 2013--Wells: A jumble of elaborate rules (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado has puzzled for years about how to account for its underground water resources, with about the same impact as water sloshing in the bottom of a precariously carried bucket.


March 16, 2013--Irrigation dries up as farmers face summer of drought (Golorado Springs Gazette)

A severe drought that has depleted snowpack in the mountains, left pastures painted with huge swaths of dirt and sent the price of hay skyrocketing.


USGS Report Summarizes Groundwater Pumping Affects on Stream Flows

Groundwater and surface-water systems are connected, and groundwater discharge is often a substantial component of the total flow of a


April 10, 2010--Ground water well rights bill finalized (Sterling Journal-Advocate)

Gov. Bill Ritter has signed SB 52, which makes it clear that a final permit for ground water wells in a designated ground water basin is final.


February 12, 2010--How ground water contamination spreads (Environmental News Network)

Why are some wells contaminated and some are not? All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general aquifer chemistry, groundwater age, and paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well.


February 3, 2010--Residents question well rules (Durango Herald)

When it comes to questions about water and gas wells, the answers are clear as mud. State water officials were at Bayfield High School on Tuesday evening to provide information about a water case decided last year by the state Supreme Court and related to recently passed legislation.

January 27, 2010--Wyoming State Engineer about to enact new water well rules (Greeley Tribune)

Wyoming is close to having its first new standards for water wells in more than 35 years. The rules are expected to take effect this spring or summer and would apply to all new residential, industrial and municipal water wells in the state. The rules would impose tougher standards to keep pollution and bacteria from contaminating groundwater.


January 22, 2010--Brophy bill would set ground water wells in stone (Journal Advocate)

The 2010 General Assembly has returned to Denver for its 120-day session. During the next four months, legislators will tackle issues such as ground water boundaries, vehicle registration and illegal diversion of surface water. The first water bill of the 2010 session got its first hearing Thursday.

January 17, 2010--Small well owners face compliance problems (Pueblo Chieftain)

Small wells on mountain lots are continuing to create headaches - both for the owners of the wells and the state Division of Water Resources.


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