Archive - 2007

December 18th

December 15, 2007--Agriculture water the focus of new study (Greeley Tribune)

A new statewide group is addressing how agriculture can face changing water demands and help find solutions to the problems those changes present.

December 15, 2007--Rifle sees big jump in water demand (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

The city’s engineering consultant, Schmueser Gordon Meyer Inc. of Glenwood Springs, recently told the Rifle City Council that water treatment capacity must increase within the next three to five years to handle growth from a number of large planned subdivisions.

December 14, 2007--Key to Gallup's future (Gallup Independent)

It’s reasonable to say that solving Gallup’s water issues will determine the fate of the city. Currently, the person heading that task is Lance Allgood, executive director of Gallup Joint Utilities. Currently, like much of the state, Gallup depends on underground aquifers for water.

December 14, 2007--GJ attorney appointed to water reform panel (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey has appointed a 21-member committee, including local attorney Mark Hermundstad, to study ways to streamline Colorado water courts. The committee, composed of water attorneys, engineers, judges and others involved in the water courts, will report to Gov. Bill Ritter and the Legislature later this year on its findings.

December 14th

December 13, 2007--Water rules case before high court (Alamosa News)

The Colorado Supreme Court now holds in its hands the future of state water rules contending that no more water can be taken from the San Luis Valley’s deep confined aquifer without putting the same amount of water back in.

December 13, 2007--Work starts on water project (Gallup Independent)

Apparently the state of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation aren’t going to let a little thing like congressional approval get in the way of moving ahead with delivering water to the eastern portion of the Navajo Nation.

December 13, 2007--Water conservancy board blasts efficiency rules (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Lower Arkansas Water Conservancy District board Wednesday continued to heap scorn on proposed state agricultural efficiency rules for the valley. However, the board stopped short of a proposal to actively oppose the rules, instead agreeing to try to work with the Division of Water Resources as it drafts the rules and attempt to soften the blow to valley farmers.

December 13, 2007--Plan to keep minimum flow in river (Pueblo Chieftain)

A new plan should keep a minimum flow in the Arkansas River this winter to avoid low flows that have raised concerns of fishermen and water users in recent years.

December 13th

December 13, 2007--Kempthorne signs record of decision for Colorado River (Las Vegas Sun)

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and officials from seven Western states signed a sweeping agreement Thursday to conserve and share scare Colorado River water, ending a divisive battle among the thirsty rivals.

December 13, 2007--A fightening forecast (Durango Telegraph)

Violent and severe weather is increasingly making its way onto the weather map in Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain West. A recent study has linked global warming and a surge in extreme storms in Colorado. While some may hail the findings as cause for celebration, scientists are bracing for the worst.