February 2, 2007--Supply, Demand Right for `Super Ditch' Idea (Pueblo Chieftain)

Sufficient supply and demand exists for a "Super Ditch" designed to give Arkansas Valley farmers more clout with cities in future water deals...The Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District is investigating the possibility of forming the so-called Super Ditch, but would not manage it.

February 2, 2007--Water Quality Bill Sails Through House (Pueblo Chieftain)

House bill 1132 moves on to the Senate following a 56-8 House vote. The measure allows a water court judge to consider the environmental damage that proposed large transfers of water could cause a river basin. Under the bill, a judge could consider transfers of 1,000 acre-feet or more based on environmental standards established by the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission.

February 6, 2007--Snow Depth Lags in Region (Durango Herald)

Southwest Colorado's water concerns will likely continue in 2007 as the area remains one of the the more snow- and water-challenged in the state at about 76 percent of average...The Yampa and White River basins are at 68 percent of average. The region currently is storing slightly less water than it did last year, putting reservoir storage at two-thirds of the historic average.

January 28, 2007--Statewide Water Study Moving into New Gear (Pueblo Chieftain)

A statewide study of water needs is close to identifying projects that could help meet a gap in urban water supplies over the next 25 years.

February 1, 2007--Town Receives Corps Permit for River Work (Pagosa Springs SUN)

The Town of Pagosa Springs has received the go-ahead from the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with work in the river. It is expected that efforts this spring will produce the U-drops, an ungrouted control structure just upstream of the pedestrian bridge, and bank stabilization below the current drop structure in the river.

January 31, 2007--Bill Tackles Whitewater Park Water Rights (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

Senate Bill 122 proposes to allow the Colorado Water Conservation board to spend nearly $5 million on water projects from its construction fund, funneling money to projects as disparate as cloud seeding, floodplain mapping and water conservation public awareness.

Colorado Wetlands--Denver, CO

05/03/2007 8:30 am
05/04/2007 5:00 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has changed the landscape of wetlands regulation with recent decisions. In addition to other topics, the Conference will provide an in-depth understanding of how water development projects on the Front Range are affected by wetlands regulation. For more information and/or to register visit the CLE online.

Law of the Colorado River--Las Vegas, NV

05/10/2007 8:30 am
05/11/2007 4:45 pm

The Law of the River continues to evolve as states and water users are faced with new issues. From drought and climate change to endangered species and water conflicts, those who rely on the Colorado River must continually adopt new strategies and solutions to shifting challenges.

February 5, 2007--Water Squabble Welcomes Ritter Administration (Durango Herald)

On his second day on the job, Harris Sherman stepped into a water war. At stake is the role of a new group the Legislature created in 2005 to find a truce between Western and Eastern Colorado. Sherman, the state's new director of natural resources, led his first Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC) meeting and tried to calm fears that he and Gov.

February 5, 2007--Three Water Bills Move Through House (WaterTech Online)

A House of Representatives subcommittee approved three bills on January 31 related to water and wastewater issues, particularly infrastructure spending...The Healthy Communities Water Supply Act of 2007 would reauthorize the spending of $125 million by the US Environmental Protection Agency under its alternative water source grants program.

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