Green Mountain Reservoir

September 3, 2012--Reservoir storage & the Colorado River Compact (Summit Daily)

Reservoirs are water savings accounts. Largely, they operate to catch snowmelt for use later in the summer — but are big enough to build a nest egg for future drought years. If you like to brush your teeth, shower, eat and water your lawn, you are a water user, dependent on this system so necessary in arid Colorado. So how are the reservoirs holding up in this drought year?


June 16, 2012--Scrambling to sustain Colorado River flows (Summit Voice)

With some of the lowest stream flows on record for this time of year, Colorado water managers are wrangling every last drop and trying to make them all count. Upstream storage and diversions have exacerbated the low flows resulting from a meager snowpack and early runoff.


December 30, 2011--Transmountain water deal still on hold (Summit Voice)

An agreement touted last April as ending Colorado’s transmountain water wars is still on hold, pending final approval by 35 different entities that are part of the deal.


August 4, 2009--Forest Service tackles Green Mountain Reservoir masterplan (Aspen Times)

A $1.475 million infusion of stimulus cash likely won't change operations at Green Mountain Reservoir, but the federal dollars will help the U.S.

May 25, 2009--Dam releases to aid rare fish in Colorado River (Denver Post)

Six reservoirs along the upper Colorado River are releasing water through the Memorial Day weekend to help improve mating habitat for endangered fish. The releases from Granby, Ruedi, Windy Gap, Williams Wolford Mountain, Dillon and Green Mountain reservoirs are designed to replicate spring peak flows on the Colorado before the dams were built.


October 4, 2008--West slope power, water deal in the works (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado Springs and the Bureau of Reclamation are looking at a 40-year agreement that would ensure the city’s diversions from the Blue River do not interfere with a federal power project.


February 6, 2008--Agencies ponder Lower Blue usage cap (Aspen Times)

After two years of behind-the-scenes work, key stakeholders along the Lower Blue north of Green Mountain Reservoir want public input on the best way to control use for the 15-mile river corridor. The reach extends north from the reservoir to the confluence with the Colorado River near Kremmling.


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