State water officials for the Arkansas River Basin raised eyebrows in 2021 when they began applying state water law to ponds. The effects of the new pond-management plan have now rippled into the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District.
In 1979 the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District was formed. Since that time, innumerable benefits have been provided to the citizens of the District.
Divers contracted by the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District recently completed repairs on the water-release infrastructure at North Fork Reservoir during 3½ days of diving in the frigid mountain reservoir.
Colorado Water Court for the Arkansas River Basin (Division 2) has issued a decree expanding the area within which the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District can provide augmentation water. The expansion includes parts of Custer and Fremont counties.
The Thursday night session in the Nestlé Waters North America 1041 permit hearing began with the opposition group responding to County Commissioners’ questions and ended with Nestlé representatives responding to comments opposing the permit.
Over the past 20-plus years I have written many articles on water rights and water allocation in Colorado.
The Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District is working with Round Mountain Water and Sanitation District to advance a new reservoir project in Custer County.