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Blue Mesa Reservoir
Water interests on both sides of the Continental Divide are continuing to investigate whether a water banking plan could be used to protect Colorado’s interests in the Colorado River.
The Arkansas Basin Roundtable wants to advance a plan to protect transmountain diversions by setting up a storage account at Blue Mesa Reservoir on the Gunnison River. The roundtable is developing the plan in conjunction with the Gunnison Basin Roundtable.
August 20, 2010--Reader describes potential Arkansas and Gunnison Basin conflicts with Blue Mesa Reservoir (Ag Journal)
As reported by the Pueblo Chieftain’s Aug. 15, 2010, article, Colorado’s Arkansas and Gunnison Basin Roundtables are working on a joint proposal to use the Bureau of Reclamation’s Blue Mesa Reservoir for potential Colorado River Compact calls by Arizona, California and Nevada.
State wildlife officials plan to move some fish out of Blue Mesa Reservoir to protect Colorado's primary producer of kokanee salmon.
Mountain towns in the Rockies have a symbiotic relationship with Denver and other cities along Colorado’s urbanized, Front Range corridor. It is typically also one of ambivalence.
It’s been nine months since local officials learned of the state’s interest in securing a contract from the Bureau of Reclamation for 200,000 acre-feet of water from Blue Mesa Reservoir.
The largest waterfall in Colorado was here Wednesday, a gushing torrent that plunged 227 feet, surpassing Niagara Falls, swelling the Gunnison River to levels unprecedented in the age of dams and diversions. The misty, rainbowed spectacle, with spray felt two football fields away, was seen by few in the gated recesses of Crystal Dam in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
There’s a lot of attention on Blue Mesa Reservoir these days.
For a third year in a row, the state water board has made a call on a stretch of the Slate River to protect stream flows. But those junior water users along the stretch who have augmentation plans through the local water conservancy district have already met their obligation to provide the missing water.
September 23, 2008--Endangered fish habitat may be aided with changes to Aspinall flows (Montrose Daily Press)
Changes in the amount of water released from the Aspinall Unit could be altered to benefit endangered fish in the Gunnison River. The EIS will evaluate impacts on hydropower, flood control, recreational fisheries, reservoir levels, existing water uses and endangered species.