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March 10, 2015--State and federal incentives together producing new power from old dams (Mountain Town News)
As with most smaller dams from that era, no hydroelectric turbines were installed in Pueblo Dam when it was constructed during the early 1970s.
Two area lawmakers are among the sponsors of proposed legislation introduced Thursday that would ease the process for and expand the length of leasing agricultural water from Southern Colorado to urban centers. Under HB1068, the state engineer would be granted authority to approve agricultural water transfer agreements lasting up to 40 years.
Flows in the Arkansas River below Pueblo Dam dropped dramatically this week as winter water storage went into effect. Flows from the dam were cut from about 350 cubic feet per second last week to 70 cfs on Sunday, as irrigators began a program that allows them to store winter flows for use later in the year.
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.
As if we didn’t already know this, here’s this civics lesson again: it does matter what committee appointments your representatives snag.
There will be no public hearing on the Southern Delivery System for a permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
Construction of a $1.1 billion pipeline to carry water from Pueblo Dam to Colorado Springs has been pushed back by four years because of new estimates on when it will be needed.
While Pueblo West is fighting a Pueblo County condition requiring it to help protect the Arkansas River below Pueblo Dam, the metro district has agreed in the past to help maintain flows through Puebl
Other water users are being invited to use a proposed hookup to the Pueblo Dam that would be part of the Southern Delivery System.
The president of the district sponsoring the Arkansas Valley Conduit was encouraged Thursday by Gov.