White River Basin

March 25, 2008--Conservation district: There's less water than feds think for oil shale (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

The federal government may be too confident in its assumption that there’s enough water to accommodate oil shale development, the Colorado River Water Conservation District believes. The Glenwood Springs-based district has submitted comments to the BLM about its draft study on oil shale development.

January 4, 2008--Weather baffles forecasters (Durango Herald)

The winter of 2007-08 is off to a puzzling start in the minds of Colorado weather experts. "It's definitely got some of us scratching our heads," said Mike Gillespie, the snow survey supervisor for the U.S.

September 27, 2007--Water parley makes history (Rocky Mountain News)

As a line formed for lunch at the River Walk Cafe, 12 of Colorado's most saavy water chieftains held a historic meeting in a back room. They came from the east and the west of the state, gathering on what's considered neutral ground in Colorado's increasingly fractious water world.

February 6, 2007--Snow Depth Lags in Region (Durango Herald)

Southwest Colorado's water concerns will likely continue in 2007 as the area remains one of the the more snow- and water-challenged in the state at about 76 percent of average...The Yampa and White River basins are at 68 percent of average. The region currently is storing slightly less water than it did last year, putting reservoir storage at two-thirds of the historic average.

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