South Platte River Basin

December 1, 2012--Farmers, water providers detail impacts of current groundwater management (Greeley Tribune)

A two-day gathering of water experts, farmers and providers this week discussed the need to improve ways of how groundwater is currently managed, which some have blamed for the loss of tens of millions of dollars in economic activity.


December 20, 2010--Where the water goes (Pueblo Chieftain)

In Colorado, more than two dozen ditches or pipelines provide nearly 500,000 acre-feet of water annually by transmountain diversions. By basin, the major importers are the: South Platte River Basin, Arkansas River Basin, and Rio Grande River Basin.


May 16, 2010--Outlook for summer water supply improves (Summit Daily)

Weeks of snowy, cool weather has officials feeling a little more optimistic about the water-supply situation as the state heads into summer. As of May 15, snowpack in the Upper Colorado River basin, which includes Summit County's Blue River, was 89 percent of average; year-to-date precipitation in the basin totaled 92 percent of average on Saturday.


December 18, 2009--Group: Dry times ahead without major H20 project (Greeley Tribune)

Transferring agricultural water to meet future water demands in the South Platte River Basin is not the answer. That was the consensus Thursday when the South Platte Roundtable of the Colorado Water Conservation Board unveiled the findings of its study, Water for the 21st Century.


February 21, 2009--Farming was driving force for water law (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado water law was forged in the furnace of the Civil War, and had less to do with the discovery of minerals in the mountains than to support the farmers who were feeding the miners.