January 5, 2008--California snowpack low, showing less water supply (Environmental Network News)

The snowpack in the Sierra Mountains of California is 60 percent of normal, but rain and snow expected in the next few days will raise that figure, the California Department of Water Resources said in its first snow survey of the season issued late Thursday.

November 23, 2007--Area rancher taps into hydropower (Aspen Times)

Rancher and local developer John McBride walked over to his electric meter Tuesday afternoon and pointed to the numbers ticking backward, as electricity was fed into the grid from his new micro-hydroelectric plant. The custom-built system works both as gravity-fed irrigation and as a power plant — producing up to five kilowatts of electricity per hour.

July 25, 2007--Water managers close on Shoshone deal (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

The Colorado River Water Conservation District and other state water managers are close to an agreement that will replace water normally put into the river by the Shoshone power plant, according to an official with the Glenwood Springs-based conservation district.

February 7, 2007--Blue Mesa Level Right on Track (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

Thanks to some foresight last spring by the Bureau of Reclamation, Blue Mesa Reservoir filled last summer for the first time in seven years, which makes this winter's normal drawdown seem more drastic than it actually is...After the Blue Mesa flows were cut last November for the brown trout spawn, releases were increased to reach December target elevations to prevent icing problems upstream of Blu

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