Archive - Aug 2013


August 30th

August 29, 2013--Conservation group receives federal grant (Durango Herald)

Sen. Michael Bennet has announced that San Juan Resource Conservation and Development in Durango has won a $96,415 grant from the Interior Department’s Bureau of Reclamation.

August 29, 2013--Dolores takes a hard look upstream (Cortez Journal)

Dolores is drawing up a emergency action plan to handle potential pollution sources into the Dolores River. The watershed protection plan is a non-binding education effort designed to prevent risks to the region's water supply.

August 28th

August 28, 2013--Razor’s edge on the Colorado River (Mountain Town News)

In due course, the Colorado River goes past Las Vegas on its way, at least in theory, to the Pacific Ocean. But it originates in Rocky Mountain National Park, flowing through Grand Lake, picking up additional water from tributaries that go through Winter Park, Vail, Telluride and other ski towns.

August 28, 2013--Using a form of 'ice that burns' to make potable water from oil and gas production (Science Daily)

In the midst of an intensifying global water crisis, scientists are reporting development of a more economical way to use one form of the "ice that burns" to turn very salty wastewater from fracking and other oil and gas production methods into water for drinking and irrigation.

August 27, 2013--Kan. crops face water questions as aquifer levels fall (USA Today)

What's the matter with Kansas? The farm state is running out of water over the long term, reports a water study released Monday, which found its aquifer could be 70% depleted by 2060.

August 27, 2013--Rio Blanco fears secession would jeopardize water (Denver Post)

Rio Blanco County commissioners are having second thoughts about moving to secede from Colorado over a dispute with the state Legislature over electric power providers, fearing if they pursue the idea it could jeopardize water rights in the county.

August 26th

August 26, 2013--Your voice and the State Water Plan (Aspen Daily News)

On May 14, Governor Hickenlooper signed an executive order directing the development of the first long-term State Water Plan by and for Coloradans. The “gap” between our water supply and demand is of critical concern today and in the future. This planning process will be the foundation of a larger discussion about water needs and allocation.

August 26, 2013--Wildfire threatens San Francisco's water supply (Wall Street Journal)

Crews battled Sunday to keep a massive wildfire from potentially closing this city's main water supply, a reservoir high in the Sierra Nevada whose water could become temporarily unusable because of ash from the inferno. Since breaking out Aug.

August 24, 2013--Energy Fuels water application dismissed (Montrose Press)

The Montrose District Court Water Division on Thursday dismissed “without prejudice” an Energy Fuels Resources Corporation application to utilize water from the San Miguel Basin in the Naturita region for its proposed Piñon Ridge yellowcake mill.

August 23rd

August 23, 2013--Hickenlooper: "Colorado is facing a water crisis" (Denver Post)

"The truth is Colorado is facing a water crisis," Gov. John Hickenlooper told attendees at the Colorado Water Congress' summer conference this week at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. The West is growing, he said, and Colorado is among the states with the highest population growth rates, of which the top five are Western states.