Colorado

March 16, 2015--Bill seeks to make rain barrels legal in Colorado (KUSA)

A bill passed a state House committee Monday that would allow all residents to use rain barrels to store water to be used for outdoor irrigation. "Many of the people I've spoken to think I'm joking when I tell them that the collecting of the rain off of your roof is illegal," bill sponsor Rep.


March 13, 2015--Club 20 appoints new executive director (Colorado Statesman)

Club 20 was founded in 1953 to enable Western Slope cities, counties and businesses to speak with one voice to the state legislature in Denver. Today, the venerable 62-year-old lobbying organization is being led by one of its youngest executive directors, a former aide to U.S. Rep.


March 11, 2015--CWCB proposed acquisition of contractual interest in water on the 15 mile reach of the Colorado River (CWCB Instream Flow Program)

At its March 18-19, 2015 meeting in Broomfield, CO, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (“CWCB”) will evaluate a proposal from the Ute Water Conservancy District for a potential lease of a contractual interest in water for instream flow use to preserve/improve the natural environment to a reasonable degree in the Colorado River. The reach of stream proposed for use


March 11, 2015--Homebuilders’ biggest issues: Water, immigrant labor (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Colorado needs to move quickly on high elevation water storage projects, homebuilders told U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., on Tuesday. New houses need new water taps, Bob Jenkins of the Colorado chapter of the National Homebuilders Association said in a meeting Tuesday with Tipton.


March 10, 2015--Long Hollow reservoir filling (Durango Herald)

Rain and snowmelt runoff have provided the first water for a reservoir on Long Hollow Creek near Redmesa, a long-planned storage unit that will help Colorado meet its contractual water obligation to New Mexico and indirectly provide water for irrigators in the southwest corner of La Plata County. Construction was completed in June 2014 on the Bobby K.


March 8, 2015--Changing the price of water may be the way to beat drought (Deseret News)

Drought across the West and Midwest is driving renewed concerns over water scarcity and the availability to meet demand in the future.


March 7, 2015--Rep. River agreement increases supplies for irrigation (Grand Island Independent)

Some surface water irrigators in Nebraska’s part of the Republican Basin will get more water for their 2015 crops than originally expected as a result of an agreement signed Friday through the Republican River Compact Administration. The 1943 compact allocates a percentage of the water available annually to Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas. The agreement includes the U.S.


March 6, 2015--Colorado bill would ban microbeads in personal care products (7 News)

A bill to ban tiny plastic particles that are often included in soaps and cosmetic products passed another hurdle in the state legislature this week. The bill to ban the microbeads by 2020 won preliminary approval in the House and faces a final vote before heading to the Senate. In May 2014, the CALL7 Investigators were first to expose concerns over microbeads in Colorado wa


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