In its weekly River Report, the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative reports that the Bureau of Reclamation is releasing Fryingpan-Arkansas Project water to support recreational boating on the upper Arkansas River.
It should be obvious to anyone – trying to fill a bathtub with the drain wide open is foolish.
The weekly River Report from the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative notes that the monsoon weather pattern brought slight improvement to drought conditions across the Arkansas Basin.
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.
Colorado welcomed a weekend storm that brought snow and rain across the Arkansas River Basin.
“Here is a land where life is written in water.” — Thomas Hornsby Ferril, Colorado Poet Laureate
In 1979 the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District was formed. Since that time, innumerable benefits have been provided to the citizens of the District.
Members of the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District board of directors agreed to support a stream restoration project for a 2-mile section of Oak Creek on the Van Norman Ranch near Cañon City.
The Chaffee County Commissioners convened another session in the Nestlé Waters North America 1041 permit hearing Tuesday to discuss the implications of the change of company ownership as well as the company’s name change to BlueTriton Brands.
Ice Lake will be getting a new outlet and spillway after the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District board of directors approved the project during its monthly meeting in Salida.
In Colorado, transfer of water from one type of use to another is a historical necessity and will continue throughout Colorado and the semi-arid West.
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.