John Martin Reservoir

December 20, 2013--Colorado ahead on interstate water deliveries (Pueblo Chieftain)

John Martin Reservoir was created in 1948 for flood control and to divide the water of the Arkansas River between Kansas and Colorado. Congress approved the Arkansas River Compact in 1949, after the two states signed it in 1948. It is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


December 9, 2011--Colorado meeting state-line obligations (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado is running ahead on its deliveries of water to Kansas under the Arkansas River Compact. Accounting for flows through 2010 shows that Colorado has credits of about 44,000 acre-feet in a 10-year running average of flows, said Kevin Salter, of the Kansas engineering staff. The accounting is required as part of the Kansas v. Colorado U.S.


December 8, 2009--Study sheds light on selenium in Fountain Creek (Pueblo Chieftain)

Selenium levels on Fountain Creek go up as the hardness of water increases downstream, creating concerns that they could affect aquatic life on the Arkansas River all the way to John Martin Reservoir. That’s the upshot of a study by a team of Colorado State University-Pueblo researchers who have been studying Fountain Creek for the past three years.


October 19, 2009--Study’s goal: What happens to water? (Pueblo Chieftain)

While it might not account for every drop in the river, an ongoing study will provide a more accurate picture of how much water is lost as it tumbles out of the mountains into fields. “My motivation is to try . . . to keep the river whole,” Engineer Russ Livingston told the winter water committee Friday at the group’s annual meeting.


May 22, 2009--State water board OKs wetlands grant (Pueblo Chieftain)

A project that would look at water needs for wetlands at John Martin Reservoir in Bent County and Neenoshe Reservoir in Kiowa County was approved Wednesday by the Colorado Water Conservation Board. The $148,975 grant to the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District was approved after the Arkansas Basin Roundtable gave it the nod in March.


May 20, 2009--State gets water for fish from Colorado Springs (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks have jointly purchased 3,000 acre-feet of water from the City of Colorado Springs to add to the permanent water storage pool at John Martin Reservoir. "This purchase will help ensure the long-term storage needs for fishing and recreation at John Martin," said Dan Prenzlow, DOW Southeast Region Manager.


May 20, 2009--State gets water for fish from Colorado Springs (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks have jointly purchased 3,000 acre-feet of water from the City of Colorado Springs to add to the permanent water storage pool at John Martin Reservoir. "This purchase will help ensure the long-term storage needs for fishing and recreation at John Martin," said Dan Prenzlow, DOW Southeast Region Manager.


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