Arkansas Valley Conduit

August 15, 2010--Conduit, storage contract under federal scrutiny (Pueblo Chieftain)

Two large water projects that have been in the works for more than 10 years will begin their journey toward reality in a series of meetings this week. The Bureau of Reclamation will conduct the meetings as it prepares for environmental impact statements for both projects: the Arkansas Valley Conduit and a master contract for excess-capacity storage in Fryingpan-Arkansas Project reservoirs.


October 17, 2009--Ark Valley Conduit funding passes U.S. Senate (La Junta Ag Journal)

Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, on Thursday announced Senate approval of $5 million to finally begin work on the Arkansas Valley Conduit as part of the final Energy & Water Appropriations bill. The first round of conduit funding will be used for the environmental analysis, planning and design. The bill will now move to the President’s desk for his signature.


June 30, 2009--Espanola, N.M. wants to drill wells for drinking water (Lamar Ledger)

A $5 million appropriation for the Arkansas Valley Conduit has been approved by the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee.

May 22, 2009--Water deal sparks visits from Congress (Pueblo Chieftain)

Three members of Congress will come to the Arkansas Valley next week to listen to opinions of residents on water issues. The meetings were sparked by an agreement between Aurora and Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District as a potential settlement in a federal court case.


May 13, 2009--Conservancy district, Aurora argue water case (Pueblo Chieftain)

Proponents of a plan to export Arkansas Valley water to Aurora are asserting that the plan benefits almost everyone in the basin except possibly a small group opposed to it. The Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District and Aurora made that argument Tuesday in a new filing in U.S. District Court in Denver. The plan relies on a 40-year contract that Aurora and the U.S.


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