In The News

January 15, 2007--Water Issues Everywhere for '07 Session (Albuquerque Journal)

The Year of Water legislative session is likely to be largely about money--money for everything from large regional water supply projects to river restoration and Indian water rights settlements. Gov. Bill Richardson has outline a $100 million agenda for water issues.

January 19, 2007--A Boost for Water Quality (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Among the more disappointing outcomes of last year's legislative session was the razor-thin defeat of legislation that would allow water court judges--but not require water court judges--to consider the effects that major water transfers from their original basins of origin to other parts of the state would have on water quality...The Western Slope has suffered a major diminution in water quality

January 18, 2007--Whitewater Park Would Help to Protect West Slope Water (Grand Junction Sentinel)

[EDITORIAL] Backers of the proposed Palisade whitewater park have some extra time to encourage the Mesa County Commission and others to provide the project with much-needed funding. The Colorado River Basin Roundtable, however, rejected a funding request on the rationale that the park would not generate any wet water.

January 18, 2007--Yampa River Eyed in Possible Use for Front Range Cities (Grand Junction Sentinel)

The Northern Colorado Water Conservation District is studying a plan to suck water out of the Yampa River below Maybell and draw it east. It's not that Northern wants the water.

January 22, 2007--An Attack on Ranch Water Rights (Helena Independent Record)

The system governing water rights in the West has been in place for over a century in order to help conserve and allocate scarce water resources.