The project is the first of its kind in Colorado.
Articles by Joe Stone
Starting Sunday, the Bureau of Reclamation will begin reducing Voluntary Flow Management Program flows in the Arkansas River below Twin Lakes Reservoir.
The Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District is working with Round Mountain Water and Sanitation District to advance a new reservoir project in Custer County.
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.
The June meeting of the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District board of directors included the annual election of officers as well as reports about the district’s change of use case resulting from its agreement to replace water depletions for Ice Lake.
Arkansas River Basin streamflow forecasts range from a low of 22 percent of average for Grape Creek near Westcliffe to a high of 82 percent for the Arkansas River at Salida.
During the May meeting of the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District, consultant Ken Baker reported on issues relevant to the Doctrine of Prior Appropriation, which provides the framework for Colorado water law.
A local group has raised concerns about a potential conflict of interest involving Chaffee County Planning Commission Chairman Mike Allen because of his work as a consultant for Nestlé Waters North America.
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.
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 that they will extend Nestlé’s…
A group of local residents recently launched a website and is seeking signatures for a petition opposing the extension of the 1041 permit that allows Nestlé Waters North America to pump groundwater in Chaffee County.
The Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District has officially canceled its regular monthly meetings scheduled for Thursday, April 9, in Salida.