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.
Articles by Joe Stone
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…
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…
The Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District has officially canceled its regular monthly meetings scheduled for Thursday, April 9, in Salida.
The Chaffee County Board of Commissioners will discuss Nestlé Waters North America at its 9 a.m. April 7 virtual meeting.
Oro Vista Mine operator Vernon Martinez has proposed to mine for gold using suction dredging in the Arkansas River near the Numbers Rapids, approximately 12 miles north of Buena Vista.
The March board meeting of the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District covered a wide range of topics, including a water management plan that the district has implemented for Poncha Springs (photo by Joe Stone).
Nestlé Waters North America’s 2019 report to Chaffee County about its local water operations shows continuing compliance with all 1041 permit conditions except for the quota of 50 percent local…
In our continuing coverage of Nestlé Waters North America’s compliance with the conditions of its Chaffee County 1041 permit, we are examining community-giving, economic, river-access and transportation requirements.
HB20-1159 would authorize the state engineer to confirm water uses that predate instream flow rights, which could benefit the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District.