Chaffee County Commissioners received a brief update on the BlueTriton Brands conservation easement at their Tuesday, Nov. 15, board meeting in Buena Vista.
The Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative notes that precipitation from the current weather pattern continues to ease drought conditions in Colorado.
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.
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.