The Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative notes that precipitation from the current weather pattern continues to ease drought conditions in Colorado.
Articles by Joe Stone
In it’s latest River Report, the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative notes, “Monsoon rains have lifted a swath of the Arkansas River Basin out of drought conditions.”
In its weekly River Report, the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative reports that the Bureau of Reclamation is releasing Fryingpan-Arkansas Project water to support recreational boating on the upper Arkansas River.
Officials with the Colorado Water Conservation Board presented an overview of the recently updated Colorado Water Plan at the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District board meeting Thursday in Salida.
The weekly River Report from the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative notes that the monsoon weather pattern brought slight improvement to drought conditions across the Arkansas Basin.
Monsoonal weather continued during the past week, ending drought conditions in southern Chaffee County and continuing to lessen drought severity across the Arkansas Basin.
A draft of the updated Colorado Water Plan was released Wednesday, June 30, and is available for public review online and at each Colorado county seat. Public comments will be accepted through Sept. 30.
Colorado saw the return of monsoon weather patterns this past week, bringing welcome precipitation to the Arkansas Basin.
U.S. District Judge Regina Rodriguez ruled in favor of Chaffee County in a private property rights lawsuit brought against the County by Dr. Alison Brown in 2019.
The weekend brought welcome precipitation to parts of the Arkansas Basin, but the U.S. Drought Monitor continues to show varying levels of drought across the river basin.
Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 22-114 into law Wednesday, authorizing the designation of fire-suppression ponds that will be exempt from the Prior Appropriation System established by the Colorado Constitution.
Spring runoff appears to have peaked for 2022 while May precipitation lessened drought severity across Colorado and the Arkansas River Basin, according to the weekly River Report from the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative.