Invasive Species

May 20,2009--State water board names new chairman (Pueblo Chieftain)

A new chairman and a new board member were welcomed Tuesday by the Colorado Water Conservation Board, meeting at the Pueblo Convention Center. Geoff Blakeslee, a Steamboat Springs ranch operator, was elected chairman, and Eric Wilkinson, executive director of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District was elected vice-chairman.

Public Information Session: Invasives in Your Water and What You Can Do About It (Durango, CO)

05/08/2009 6:00 pm
From 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm--free at the Durango Public Library

March 14, 2009--Boulder Reservoir starts mussel fight, temporarily closes to boats (Boulder Daily Camera)

For the next few weeks, the Boulder Reservoir will be off-limits to large boats in an effort to keep the lake safe from zebra mussels, an invasive species.

March 10, 2009--Colorado crafts plan to fight off invading mussels (Greeley Tribune)

Zebra and Quagga mussels have been discovered in Colorado lakes and reservoirs, brought in by recreational vehicles. Because of their propensity to reproduce rapidly, they could soon present a problem for irrigation and reservoir companies, communities and industry.

March 10, 2009--State Engineer: Water needs will only rise (Greeley Tribune)

Unless new water supplies are found to serve a growing population along the South Platte River, pressure will continue to be put on agriculture to provide water for new residents, a state water official said Monday.

February 13, 2009--Grand Lake officials aim to contain invasive mussels (Grand County Sky-Hi Daily News)

Town of Grand Lake officials are currently working with state and federal agencies on how 100 percent compliance can be achieved around the Three Lakes (Granby and Shadow Mountain Reservoirs and Grand Lake) and Willow Creek Reservoir to ensure that boats are hot-power washed before

February 5, 2009--Tamarisk problem requires SWIFT action in western Garfield County, Colorado (Rifle Citizen Telegram)

A prolific tree that already slurps up more than twice the amount of water in the southwest desert as all the major cities of Southern California combined is the target of an eradication project from New C

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