South Platte River

September 15, 2008--Survey shows support for N. Colo. water project (Summit Daily News)

A majority of northern Colorado residents support a massive reservoir and pipeline project proposed by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District and partners, according to a recent survey.

August 22, 2008--Water man Bill Wright picked for state board (Sterling Journal Advocate)

A city of Sterling employee has been appointed by Governor Bill Ritter to the Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Certification Board (WWFOCB). Bill Wright, water and wastewater superintendent for the Sterling Water and Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department, received word of the appointment in July.

August 17, 2008--Evans Fast Break store dumps at least 400 gallons of diesel fuel into a stormwater drain (Greeley Tribune)

Employees of the Fast Break convenience store in Evans may face criminal charges after dumping at least 400 gallons of diesel fuel into a stormwater drain that led directly to the South Platte River on Sunday afternoon. 

July 26, 2008--State braces as drought worsens (Pueblo Chieftain)

State officials are bracing for the possibility of severe drought as a promising snowpack dwindles and summer monsoons miss the state. The impact is already being felt by farmers - 22 counties on the Eastern Plains have filed disaster declarations.

July 11, 2008--Record dry year in making (Rocky Mountain News)

The official weather site at Denver International Airport recorded just 3.26 inches of precipitation by Wednesday, National Weather Service hydrometeorologist Frank Benton said. That's a third less than the record set in the drought year of 2002, when 4.65 inches of precipitation was recorded by July 9.

July 11, 2008--Project could dry up farm land (Sterling Journal Advocate)

An organization called the Renaissance Enterprises Group, LLC is now actively purchasing water rights within Logan, Washington and Morgan Counties with the intent to dry up land, Manager Joe Frank told the board of the Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District at their meeting Tuesday.

June 10, 2008--EPA: Water transfers will not need permits (Denver Post)

The movement of billions of gallons of water around the country for drinking, irrigation and other uses will not require permits under the Clean Water Act, even though the water could contain contaminants, the Bush administration announced Monday.

May 3, 2008--Last-ditch effort to restart wells on Platte fails (Denver Post)

A last-ditch effort to help farmers along the South Platte River whose wells were shut off in a water-rights fight has died in the Legislature. The Legislature killed similar bills earlier in the session, which ends this week. The latest effort failed Friday when a Senate committee defeated it 4-3.

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