Blue River Basin

November 22, 2009--Colorado River drops to a record-low flow (Summit Daily News)

The latest predictions for a mid-winter dry spell may cause some headaches for Colorado water managers as they try to juggle supplies to maintain stream flows and fill reservoirs.

October 26, 2008--From the Nile to the Blue River in Silverthorne (Summit Daily News)

Despite the chill, Ghany, among 25 other high-ranking water officials from nine African nations, listened to local Water Commissioner Scott Hummer talk about the Blue River Basin and its importance to the Colorado water system.

February 6, 2008--Agencies ponder Lower Blue usage cap (Aspen Times)

After two years of behind-the-scenes work, key stakeholders along the Lower Blue north of Green Mountain Reservoir want public input on the best way to control use for the 15-mile river corridor. The reach extends north from the reservoir to the confluence with the Colorado River near Kremmling.

December 19, 2007--No water for the hot tub in Summit County (Denver Post)

The increasing demand for a limited amount of water in the state has prompted crackdowns on illegal use by everyone from second-home owners in resort areas to ranchers on the Eastern Plains.

October 8, 2007--Troubling local water `hot-spots' identified (Summit Daily News)

Protecting important headwaters is a top priority in Summit County. With political will and the ability to dedicate resources to the job, strides some vexing water issues are being addressed.

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