Irrigation

May 22, 2009--Sweetners linger in groundwater (Environmental News Network)

After tickling the tongue, artificial sweeteners pass through our bodies and end up in wastewater virtually unchanged. Some sweeteners are particularly widespread in the environment, according to a new study, making them ideal markers for following pollution from treatment plants and other sources into the environment.


May 20, 2009--Pueblo board sells water to well owners (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Pueblo Board of Water Works Tuesday approved a two-year sale of water to a group that augments wells in the Arkansas Valley. The Colorado Water Protective and Development Association asked for the continuance of a long-standing lease agreement with the Pueblo water board this year after its prior agreement lapsed.


May 16, 2009--In the Owens Valley, resentment again flows with the water (L.A. Times)

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is quietly prospecting once again for land and water rights in the Owens Valley, sparking tense disputes among residents over the agency's influence on their economic stability.


May 15, 2009--Wyoming cities oppose water pipeline to Denver (Aspen Times)

The two largest cities in Sweetwater County are organizing to fight two proposed projects that would divert water from the Green River Basin to the Colorado Front Range.

May 14, 2009--Bessemer Ditch weathers a hard choice (Pueblo Chieftain)

Considering the depth of feelings about the sale of water from the Bessemer Ditch to the Pueblo Board of Water Works, there was little said at Monday’s meeting to change the ditch rules and clear the way for the sale. In the end, arguments in favor of future sales prevailed over the strong sentiment to preserve a rich agricultural history in Pueblo County.


May 13, 2009--Conservancy district, Aurora argue water case (Pueblo Chieftain)

Proponents of a plan to export Arkansas Valley water to Aurora are asserting that the plan benefits almost everyone in the basin except possibly a small group opposed to it. The Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District and Aurora made that argument Tuesday in a new filing in U.S. District Court in Denver. The plan relies on a 40-year contract that Aurora and the U.S.


May 8, 2009--Black Canyon river flows swell after 36-year fight (Denver Post)

After one of the biggest water battles in Colorado history, extra water began flowing out of the Crystal Reservoir on Thursday to restore Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

May 3, 2009--How about an ice-cold glass of recycled wastewater? (Colorado Springs Gazette)

Water for future homes and businesses on the plains east of Colorado Springs might come from flushed toilets. That's because fresh water is running out fast.The idea is to recycle wastewater from toilet to tap, reducing water use by 80 percent, said Mike Hurd, one of the people involved in the project.


May 1, 2009--Rain barrels will soon be legal for some rural residents (LaPorte North Forty News)

Collecting rainwater from the roof is common practice in many places around the world, but not here in water-starved Colorado, where runoff from rain is tied to precious water rights. That could change--but only for a few people in rural areas--if the governor signs Senate Bill 80. Bill co-sponsor Jim Isgar, D-Durango, expects the governor to do so.