water

Ripples of pond management reach water conservancy district

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.





Divers preparing for North Fork gate swap

A scuba-diving crew is finalizing plans to spend two to four days diving in North Fork Reservoir to replace a damaged slide gate that controls the reservoir’s water releases.


Commissioners approve BlueTriton permit

Chaffee County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the BlueTriton Brands 1041 permit conditions after another round of deliberations Tuesday, ending a months-long process delayed and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.




Baker opposes BlueTriton 1041 permit

In Tuesday’s ongoing deliberations about the BlueTriton Brands 1041 permit, Chaffee County Commissioner Keith Baker expressed his opposition to granting a permit that would allow the company to continue using Chaffee County spring water for its bottled-water operation.