Lower Arkansas Valley

March 31, 2009--Public land bill includes conduit (Pueblo Chieftain)

President Barack Obama signed an omnibus public lands bill Monday that gives the go-ahead for the Arkansas Valley Conduit, while creating new wilderness areas.

March 7, 2009--New water regs costly for communities (Pueblo Chieftain)

Cities and small water districts in the Lower Arkansas Valley could be facing a new financial crisis in trying to meet new limits for radioactive particles in their drinking water supplies. Meanwhile, backers of Arkansas Valley Conduit say it would be the only effective way to avoid paying for costly new systems to treat the groundwater.

February 23, 2009--Super Ditch is how to keep 'em farming (Pueblo Chieftain)

Rather than getting picked off one-by-one by municipalities searching for farm water, farmers in the Lower Arkansas Valley banded together to get a better deal.

February 20, 2009--Farmers working on sprinkler equation (Pueblo Chieftain)

Farmers in the Lower Arkansas Valley will put meters on ponds that feed sprinkler systems this year to begin measuring seepage in an attempt to lessen their burden under proposed state consumptive use

January 24, 2009--Lower Ark settles in Tri-State case (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District settled with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association this week in a case that would change nearly half of the shares in the Amity Canal t

November 20, 2008--Upstream areas contribute more salinity to river (Pueblo Chieftain)

While the concentration of salt in the Arkansas River is highest at the Kansas state line, most of it enters the water before the river hits irrigation systems in the Lower Arkansas Valley.

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