A problem with the hydraulic gate at North Fork Reservoir could necessitate draining the mountain lake at the headwaters of the North Fork of the South Arkansas River.
Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District
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 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.
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.
The Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District has officially canceled its regular monthly meetings scheduled for Thursday, April 9, in Salida.
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.
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.
By fallowing its Lake Ranch property, the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District could provide 250 acre-feet of water for other uses.