The Chaffee County Board of Commissioners will discuss Nestlé Waters North America at its 9 a.m. April 7 virtual meeting.
Articles by Joe Stone
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 drivers for water-hauling trucks. Other…
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.
The 1041 permit that allows Nestlé Waters North America to take groundwater from Chaffee County includes multiple conditions. This article examines Nestlé’s compliance with permit conditions related to land and water-resource management.
Nestlé Waters North America has applied for a 10-year renewal of its permit to pump more than 60 million gallons of water per year from the aquifer just north of Ruby Mountain near Nathrop.
Palmer Land Trust has officially taken over the stewardship covenant for the 200-acre CB Ranch in Coaldale, which was bought by Security Water District in 2013 for the ranch’s water rights.
By fallowing its Lake Ranch property, the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District could provide 250 acre-feet of water for other uses.