Archive - Oct 2008


October 27th

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.

October 26, 2008--District flushes use of chlorine at wastewater facility (Denver Post)

To eliminate rail shipments of chlorine — which carry with them the danger that a terrorist attack or accidental derailment could unleash a poisonous cloud of gas — the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District is in the final stage of switching to safer chemicals for its disinfection process. 

October 26, 2008--Reports of toxic spills spiking (Denver Post)

Hazardous-waste spills and discoveries reported to Colorado authorities nearly doubled over the past decade, from an average of 561 a year from 1998 to 2000 to an average of 1,035 from 2005 to 2007. Population growth, carelessness, and the boom in oil and gas drilling are largely to blame. 

October 26 ,2008--Northern California wetlands are getting back to natural (L.A. Times)

It took eight years of planning, of which two were spent bulldozing and excavating to knock down levees and redirect creeks, to re-create the "naturalness" of the Giacomini Wetlands, one of the most extensive restoration projects of its kind undertaken by the National Park Service. The

October 25, 2008--Blac Frac spills barrels of fluid near Parachute (Grand Junction Sentinel)

A Williams Production RMT contractor whose employee intentionally dumped drilling fluids earlier this month was involved in another spill while working on behalf of Williams this week, a state official says.

October 25, 2008--Man accused of dumping fuel in river permitted to leave country (Greeley Tribune)

A man arrested on suspicion of dumping fuel into a drain that leads to the river, will be allowed to leave the country for surgery.

October 25, 2008--Lowry Range developer may withdraw over water (Denver Post)

Lend Lease Communities may withdraw as redeveloper of the old Lowry bombing range in Aurora, citing the inability to secure water supplies for the project.

October 25, 2008--Dallas joins water fight (Denver Post)

The Dallas City Council has approved an agreement with other north Texas entities to pressure the state of Oklahoma into selling them water.

October 24, 2008--Fraser River work near Tabernash aims to improve habitat, create wetlands (Grand County Sky-Hi Daily News)

All the heavy equipment operating in the open meadow southwest of Tabernash, Colorado, this week is not constructing another development, but rather is working on a project that will restore the water quality and the riparian environment along a portion of the Fraser River.