Articles by Joe Stone


Local water reserves provide hedge against drought

Extreme drought conditions across much of the Arkansas River Basin prompted Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District General Manager Terry Scanga to prepare a water supply reliability report for the district’s July board meeting.






Arkansas Basin snowpack at 81 percent

Arkansas River Basin snowpack has dropped to 81% of median, but upper basin snowpack remains above average, according to snow telemetry sites operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.


County reschedules Nestlé hearing for Oct. 20

The Chaffee County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to postpone the Nestlé Waters North America 1041 permit hearing until Oct. 20 during their April 7 meeting. The commissioners also agreed…