Water Storage

March 29, 2014--Water supply worth a dam? (Grand Junction Sentinel)

When Gov. John Hickenlooper sat down Friday for lunch with the board of directors of Club 20, the West Slope promotional organization, the pitcher at his table was emblazoned with a handwritten label: “Western Slope Water.” “I drink that stuff every day,” Hickenlooper told his lunch companions.


February 28, 2014--Despite L.A. storms, region will still be parched, fire-prone (Los Angeles Times)

Even as Los Angeles wades through the middle of one of the wettest periods in at least two years, public officials and weather


February 26, 2014--Reservoirs are above average but water efficiency is still important (9 News)

Every week the snowpack is doing better and better with each storm contributing from a couple of inches to a feet of snow at a time. The statewide snowpack in the last two weeks has jumped up 7 percent from 108 percent of average to 115 percent of average.


February 26, 2014--Western Slope vulnerable to drought (Vail Daily)

A looming water shortage for Front Range cities is largely driving current efforts to develop a Colorado Water Plan, but that doesn’t mean that towns and cities on the Western Slope are entirely prepared for their own water future.


February 21, 2014--New reservoir key to reliable water source for Phoenix (Arizona Republic)

The Pinnacle Peak Reservoir will hold 3 million gallons, which is about 250 average swimming pools that each consist of 12,000 gallons of water. Phoenix delivers the same amount of water in total today as it did 10 years ago — despite a 28 percent growth in population.


February 20, 2014--Water planning for western communities (Post Independent)

A looming water shortage for Front Range cities is largely driving current efforts to develop a Colorado Water Plan, but that doesn’t mean that towns and cities on the Western Slope are entirely prepared for their own water future.


February 6, 2014--Tipton: Red tape impedes water storage (Valley Courier)

In a House Natural Resources Water and Power Subcommittee hearing, Congressman Scott Tipton (RCO ) stressed that federal red tape is blocking needed water storage projects, impeding prudent supply management, and jeopardizing agriculture production, environmental protection and flood control. "The importance of prudent water su


January 9, 2014--Roundtable fears more farm dry-ups could be in store (Pueblo Chieftain)

A state water plan that fails to look at every option would put Arkansas Valley farms at risk. The Arkansas Basin Roundtable wants more emphasis on increasing storage and finding new water supplies in order to stop raids on agricultural supplies.


November 1, 2013--Tipton on water (Pueblo Chieftain)

U.S. REP. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., made a pitch recently for more water storage to supply the people of semi-arid Colorado. He delivered his remarks to the House Natural Resources Committee’s subcommittee on water and power. Rep.


October 31, 2013--Tipton urges more storage (Pueblo Chieftain)

More storage is needed to prevent flooding and provide certainty for Western agriculture during droughts, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said Tuesday. “Without the ability to store the water that falls on Colorado’s slopes, the West as we know it would not exist,” Tipton said during a House water and power subcommittee hearing.


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