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.
Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District board approved 32,848 acre-feet of West Slope water allocations.
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.
Chaffee County Commissioners convened a public hearing Tuesday to review the 2021 Annual Report concerning BlueTriton Brands’ Arrowhead bottled-water operations in Chaffee County.
Chaffee County Commissioners decided to uphold Planning Commission approval of the Aspire Tours application for a land-use change permit that will allow construction and operation of a campground, cabins and an outfitting facility.
The Chaffee County Planning Commission voted 6-1 Tuesday to approve the Aspire Tours land-use application for a 72-capacity campground and outfitting facility on rural-zoned land along the Arkansas River just north of Big Bend.
“Here is a land where life is written in water.” — Thomas Hornsby Ferril, Colorado Poet Laureate
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