Archive - Sep 2013


September 30th

September 27, 2013--Climate report: Time is running out (Colorado Independent)

Humanity may not be completely doomed just yet, but is well on the way to broiling itself to a crisp, according to the world’s leading climate scientists, who this week rolled out part one of their latest global climate change assessment in a Summary for PolicymakersThe l

September 27th

September 27, 2013--Lawmakers take aim at ski water plan (Durango Herald)

A U.S. Forest Service bid to control water rights at ski areas remains a sore point with Colorado lawmakers in Denver and Washington. A senior official from the Forest Service told state legislators Thursday that the agency is pressing ahead with a new rule to tie permitting for ski areas to Forest Service control of water rights used for snowmaking and other ski area functions.

Septembe 27, 2013--Denver Water seeks Western Slope representative (Delta Independent)

Denver Water's Citizens Advisory Committee, the 10-member volunteer committee that facilitates public involvement for Denver Water policies and programs, has an opening for a Western Slope representative from Mesa, Delta, Montrose or Garfield county. The CAC typically meets the third Thursday of each month, 5-7 p.m., in the board room at Denver Water, 1600 W.

September 26th

September 26, 2013--Colorado flooding was 'unprecedented' (USA today)

Some of the flooding that ravaged Colorado earlier this month was "unprecedented," according to a preliminary assessment issued by government and university scientists Wednesday. The report was prepared by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder, Colo.

September 25, 2013--Rain helps replenish McPhee Reservoir (Cortez Journal)

Cortez’s rainfall in September of 2.74 inches has more than doubled the 30-year average, of 1.31 inches as of Monday, said National Weather Service observer Jim Andrus. “We’re still seeing the benefits of the monsoon season, and catching the edge of recent tropical storms in Mexico,” Andrus said.

September 25, 2013--Vallecito dam road retiring (Durango Herald)

Public officials long associated with Vallecito reservoir made a prefinal inspection Tuesday of the road that will replace the one across the top of the dam. The final walk-through will be today, said Allen McCaw, the U.S. Forest Service engineer who oversaw construction of the 4,857-foot-long new road.

September 24th

September 24, 2013--Water Authority’s Pat Mulroy to retire (Las Vegas Sun)

Pat Mulroy, one of the most powerful executives in the state, said Monday she was going to retire as general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, where she has worked aggressively to ensure that Las Vegas doesn’t go dry.

September 24, 2013--Obama Administration moves to protect drinking water for millions of Americans (Water World)

The Obama Administration proposed a rule to restore protections to small streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act (CWA) after those protections were eroded following two Supreme Court decisions. The ruling has been supported by some environmental organizations, inlcuding American Rivers.

September 24, 2013--South Platte River expected to rise about 2 feet near Kersey (7 News)

A flood warning is in effect for the Kersey area in Weld County Tuesday. The South Platte River is forecast to rise about two feet as water from Sunday's rain continues to move down the river and its tributaries, the National Weather Service said. The flood warning continues through Tuesday evening to late Tuesday night, or until the water level flows below flood stage.