Chaffee County Commissioners decided at their recent meeting to schedule the Nestlé Waters North America 1041 permit hearing at 5 p.m. Oct. 20 and 9 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds in Poncha Springs.
Chaffee County Commissioners began formal preparations for the Oct. 20 Nestlé public hearing during their Sept. 1 meeting.
Chaffee County Commissioners will conduct a regular meeting today beginning at 9 am.
The Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District will install a telemetry system at North Fork Reservoir to provide real-time monitoring capabilities and remote control of reservoir operations.
The project is the first of its kind in Colorado.
As the General Manager of the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District, perhaps the water question I am asked the most involves irrigation ditches and the appurtenant water rights.
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.