Archive - Sep 2008


September 17th

September 15, 2008--Colorado to spend $1.5 million yearly to protect streams (Rocky Mountain News)

Colorado, for the first time in its history, is infusing $1.5 million into a program to preserve water for streams. Until now the initiative has relied largely on the charity of others.

September 15, 2008--Medical facilities making uncontrolled realeases of controlled drugs into water (L.A. Times)

Federal narcotics regulators impose strict rules meant to keep controlled pharmaceuticals out of the wrong hands. Yet those rules also make these drugs nearly impossible to handle safely as waste, say hospital environmental administrators.

September 15, 2008--Water purification down the nanotubes (Environmental News Network)

Nanotechnology could be the answer to ensuring a safe supply of drinking water for regions of the world stricken by periodic drought or where water contamination is rife.

September 15, 2008--Potter's ceramic water filters a lifesaver (Denver Post)

Ron Rivera liked to call his ceramic water filters ‘weapons of biological mass destruction.’ For 25 years, he traveled to poor villages throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia teaching local potters to make what appears to be a big terra-cotta flower pot but was in fact an ingenious device for purifying water.

September 14, 2008--Creede looks at flood plain cleanup job (Pueblo Chieftain)

A barren, 1.5-mile stretch of Willow Creek greets visitors as they drive into town. The waste rock and tailings pile along the stream are a legacy of the mining industry that made Creede a boomtown at the end of the 19th century and operated in the area until 1985.

September 14, 2008--Water plan gives 'recipe' for future transfers (Pueblo Chieftain)

 A committee studying how to make water transfers work better for all involved has completed about two years of work and will ask the Arkansas Basin Roundtable to approve its report next month.

September 15, 2008--Survey shows support for N. Colo. water project (Summit Daily News)

A majority of northern Colorado residents support a massive reservoir and pipeline project proposed by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District and partners, according to a recent survey.

September 13, 2008--Bureau releases August-end status of Jackson Gulch, McPhee (Cortez Journal)

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released the August-end status of local reservoirs Jackson Gulch and McPhee. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States.