Colorado River Water Conservation District

September 3, 2009--River District planning new reservoir on Orchard Mesa (Grand Junction Sentinel)

To improve fish habitat and irrigation, the Colorado River District has purchased land on Orchard Mesa to build a small reservoir. The 15 acres at 2962 A 1/2 Road cost $1.25 million, according to a news release from the district. When the reservoir is built, it will serve the Orchard Mesa Irrigation District.

Water Bank Concept and Update

Eric Kuhn, General Manager of the Colorado River Water Conservation District (CRWCD), says an interstate compact call on Colorado River water users would cause chaos unless a plan can be put in place to handle the turmoil.

March 22, 2009--Grand Junction, Ute Water officials see threat to water storage (Grand Junction Sentinel)

The possibility that Gov. Bill Ritter could back a proposal for prohibiting water storage in roadless areas of national forests in Colorado has some Western Slope water suppliers worried.

March 5, 2009--Agricultural water may be targeted by oil shale development (Rifle Citizen Telegram)

Commercial oil shale development in Western Colorado, Wyoming and Utah would require an "earth-shattering" amount of water, and the first place the industry would likely try to acquire it is from farmers a

February 20, 2009--Moffat County Commission acts on Shell water filing (Craig Daily Press)

The Moffat County Com­mission wants in the loop on Shell Frontier Oil & Gas’ water right request on the Yampa River, a request that could af­­fect the entire Yampa Valley.

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