Irrigation

April 7, 2009--Alamosa looks at river projects (Pueblo Chieftain)

The city is looking at two conservation proposals that could bring money to its coffers and a better functioning Rio Grande as the river runs through the 1,300-acre, city-owned ranch north of town.


April 7, 2009--Calif. river system is nation's most endangered (Denver Post)

California's two longest rivers have been named the country's most endangered waterways because of outdated water management and poor flood planning, according to an environmental advocacy group.


April 6, 2009--Kuenhold reviews groundbreaking groundwater case (Alamosa Valley Courier)

Attempts to resolve a precedent-setting court case regarding the San Luis Valley’s first groundwater management sub-district plan continue today in Alamosa. The sponsoring district, Rio Grande Water Conservation District, is hosting computer modeler Dr. Willem Schreüder today, Tuesday, April 7, at 10 a.m. at the Inn of the Rio Grande in Alamosa.


April 4, 2009--Bill balances methane with water (Cortez Journal)

A lawsuit by Southwest Colorado ranchers over water rights and coalbed methane wells has spurred the Legislature into action.

April 3, 2009--Calif. association backs 20% water use reduction (Environmental News Network)

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) has formally adopted policy principles supporting the goal of reducing per capita water use by 20 percent statewide by 2020 and committing the associatio

April 1, 2009--Water wars leave northern Colorado farmers dry (U.S. Water news)

Many farmers in this northern Colorado plains region are struggling to keep their crops irrigated and stay afloat as they find themselves on the wrong side of state water rules dating back to the 19th cent

April 1, 2009--New law allows state to regulate deep aquifers (U.S. Water News)

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has signed legislation into law to help stop a rush by real estate developers and others to tap into deep aquifers with brackish water.