Colorado saw the return of monsoon weather patterns this past week, bringing welcome precipitation to the Arkansas Basin.
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.
Wetter weather patterns have tempered drought conditions in the upper Arkansas Basin and boosted snowpack, but the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report shows Extreme to Exceptional drought across southeast Colorado.
Douglas County Commissioners decided not to continue pursuing the controversial Renewable Water Resources proposal to pipe groundwater from the northern San Luis Valley across Chaffee County to the Front Range.
Colorado welcomed a weekend storm that brought snow and rain across the Arkansas River Basin.
Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District board approved 32,848 acre-feet of West Slope water allocations.
Commercial rafting outfitters generated nearly $43 million in total visitor expenditures in Chaffee and Fremont counties in 2021.
Recent weather patterns have proven detrimental to the water outlook for the Arkansas River Basin with warm temperatures, minimal precipitation and high winds combining to reduce snowpack to 31% of median.
With a 2-1 vote, Chaffee County Commissioners determined BlueTriton Brands to be in compliance with the terms of its 1041 permit following a public hearing.
Anyone who’s driven Highway 285 from Salida to Buena Vista has seen the Hill Ranch as they pass under steel pipes, descend the big hill toward Nathrop and enjoy the view of Mt. Princeton.