January 25, 2007--Water-Quality Bill Clears Panel (Denver Post)

A proposal to strengthen state water-quality law that has failed at the Capitol the past six years won initial approval, with lawmakers predicting this is the year it finally will survive.

January 24, 2007--State Begins Impact Study of Drilling on Water Rights (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Colorado Geological Survey is beginning a six-month study of the Raton and Piceance basins to determine whether water from coal-bed methane drilling is connected to surface water supplies. There are rules that make oil and gas production exempt from state water rights. The purpose of this study will be to see if coal-bed methane drilling is an injury to other water rights.

Responsible Landscape Workshop and Private Design Sessions--Pagosa Springs, CO

05/18/2007 8:30 am
05/18/2007 3:00 pm

The Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation Districts will be sponsoring a Responsible Landscape Workshop with internationally recognized landscape architect and xeriscape expert Ken Ball on May 18th in Pagosa Springs. In addition, a limited number of personalized landscape design sessions with Mr. Ball will be offered May 17th and 19th.

Water 101 Seminar--Pagosa Springs, CO

03/20/2007 8:30 am
03/20/2007 4:30 pm

Sponsored by the Water Information Program (WIP) and the San Juan Citizens Alliance, this one-day seminar ranges in speakers and topics from Colorado Water History and Law by Justice Greg Hobbs to non-traditional water use perspectives.

16th Annual Colorado Agricultural Outlook Forum--Denver, CO

02/21/2007 8:00 am
02/21/2007 5:00 pm

"From Colorado to the Clouds: Agriculture and a Changing Global Climate," state and national experts focus on Colorado's changing world. Register on-line.

January 15, 2007--Utility Aims to Put Water Underground (Albuquerque Journal)

The Albuquerque city-county water utility is investigating the effectiveness of recharging the aquifer by dumping river water into an arroyo, where it will seep into the ground naturally. The method could be a good way to store water underground--a savings account of sorts that could be tapped later.

January 23, 2007--Tapping Used Water (Denver Post)

The city of Aurora is working on a $754 million Prairie Waters Project to extract water from the South Platte River, treat it and pipe it to customers--a process that will increase Aurora's water supply by 20 percent. "This is the wave of the future," said Glenn Bodnar, drinking-water specialist for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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.

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