Poudre River

January 9, 2014--Fort Collins loses long-held Poudre water right through paperwork error (Coloradoan)

Failure to file required paperwork has cost Fort Collins a water right on the Poudre River it has held for 28 years. The right was intended to help fill Halligan Reservoir, which sits on the North Fork of the Poudre River, if a project to enlarge the reservoir is ever approved and built. The city has been working on the enlargement proposal for many years.


January 15, 2013--Sen. Bennet urges U.S. Congress to add money to protect water from wildfire effects (Greeley Tribune)

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet picked up a jar of black water taken from the Poudre River just after the High Park Fire and stressed the need for federal money to help protect the river from a repeat every time it rains.


December 14, 2012--Environmentalists float alternative to water-storage (Northern Colorado Business Report)

An environmental group proposed Thursday an alternative to a huge Northern Colorado water-storage project, calling for water conservation, recycling and sharing water with irrigators instead of building new reservoirs.


June 20, 2012--$29.5M in lottery funds going to CO river projects (Summit Daily)

Nearly $30 million in Colorado Lottery revenue will be spent on eight projects along Colorado rivers and creeks. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Great Outdoors Colorado announced the grants on Tuesday in Denver. Five are being made to projects along the Front Range.


June 9, 2012--Colorado drought watch: Poudre River goes dry (Summit Voice)

In a scene that will likely be repeated many times this summer, Fort Collins residents woke up Saturday morning to find their cherished Poudre River flowing at a mere trickle, with hardly enough water to keep fish alive in some sections.


December 14, 2011--Water wars: Arapahoe County snaps up farm water rights in northern Colorado (Greeley Tribune)

Arapahoe County has purchased the rights to thousands of acre-feet of agricultural water in northern Colorado, marking its first foray into the region and adding another chapter in the battle between farmers and cities for future water security.