Water Storage

October 17, 2014--San Juan River Basin: Dry Gulch Project update (Coyote Gulch)

In the regularly scheduled meeting of the San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) on Oct.14, board chairman Rod Proffitt discussed the progress and tour of the Dry Gulch Water Storage Facility (Dry Gulch Project), concerns of the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) and the appraisal value of the Running Iron Ranch. In a letter of intent dated Sept.


October 4, 2014--New storage project aims to ease demand for West Slope water (Grand Junction Sentinel)

The state of Colorado has signed an agreement to boost Front Range water storage, one of the things a growing chorus of Western Slope voices has been calling for to ease the demand for more transmountain diversions. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday announced the agreement between the state and the U.S.


October 1, 2014--$215M project to fight drought problems (Colorado County Citizens)

The Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors approved the construction of the first major reservoir on the Colorado River since the 1940s, on Sept. 17. LCRA directors unanimously approved a 40,000 acre-foot off-channel reservoir near Lane City in Wharton County.


June 29, 2014--Water panel identifies wish list (La Junta Tribune)

During the third annual Protein Producer Summit, a joint summer business meeting of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Livestock Association, four panelists shared a wish list of items they think could improve the state’s ability to fully capture and utilize its water resources. More storage is needed!


May 25, 2014--Rising water levels and temps good omens for Lake Powell (Grand Junction Sentinel)

If you haven’t been looking, Lake Powell is rising. The elevation as of Thursday was 3,583 feet (full is considered 3,700 feet) and going up about six inches per day.


May 8, 2014--Family Farm Alliance white paper: 'Twenty questions on water storage projects & more! (Water Wired)

With much of the West blanketed by moderate to severe drought conditions there has been heightened recent interest expressed for the need for additional water storage facilities.


April 29, 2014--Senate moves to store more water (Colorado Independent)

HB 1333 puts a grand total of more than $300 million into expanding Colorado’s water storage capacity, especially on the front range. The bill’s largest project includes funding a 25,000 acre feet expansion of the Chatfield Reservoir, located in the district of sponsor Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch.


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


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