Archive - Feb 2008

February 29th

February 29, 2008--Governor says water tied to rural growth (Pueblo Chieftain)

Rural economies are tied to water and how it will be used in a “new energy economy,” Gov. Bill Ritter said Thursday. Ritter was the keynote speaker at the 17th annual Governors Forum on Colorado Agriculture.

February 29, 2008--Report addresses water conservation (Fort Collins Now)

To preserve water for agriculture and meet population growth in the future will require additional storage to capture water in a time of plenty to use in times of scarcity.

February 28, 2008--Dry Gulch Reservoir litigation continues, briefs filed (Pagosa Springs Sun)

As litigation surrounding the Dry Gulch Reservoir continues, two local water districts and Trout Unlimited (TU) have now filed response briefs with District Court, Water Division Seven, State of Colorado.

February 28, 2008--Farmers to deal with more water woes as state grows (Coloradoan)

Farmers will face additional struggles to make sure they have enough water as the state's population continues to grow, the state's agriculture commissioner told Fort Collins Rotary Club members Wednesday. Less water will be available for irrigation as more houses are built, said John Stulp, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture.

February 28, 2008--Big city water agencies form new national climate alliance (Environmental News Service)

Realizing that "climate change poses a major long-term challenge to delivering high quality drinking water," eight of the nation's largest water agencies today announced the formation of an unprecedented coalition, the Water Utility Climate Alliance.

February 28th

February 27, 2008--Speaker: Irrigation wells not only concern for South Platte (Fort Collins Now)

There are 10.5 million acre-feet of water under the South Platte River that is not being used and it's time the Colorado General Assembly allows irrigation well owners be allowed to use that water in drought conditions.

February 27, 2008--Cloud-seeding halted over concerns (Denver Post)

Even as wildlife managers were feeding deer deprived of grazing land by deep snowdrifts in the Gunnison Basin, clouds were being seeded to bring more precipitation in another part of the county. In the southern part of the basin around Slumgullion Pass and other areas, the snowpack hadn't been deep enough to cut off the seeding project, said Joe Busto, a staffer on the Colo

February 27, 2008--Water conservation website helps businesses save water and money (Fort Collins Now)

A new website made possible by northern Colorado water providers, engineers and conservation non-profits aims to help businesses implement more effective long-term water conservation strategies.

February 27, 2008--Water utilities eye change in climate (Rocky Mountain News)

Denver Water and seven of the nation's largest water utilities are joining forces to help battle climate change and protect water supplies. "Historically, water utilities operated on a strictly local basis," said Denver Water Manager Chips Barry.

February 27th

February 26, 2008--SLV braces for flooding from runoff (Pueblo Chieftain)

Spring runoff may be months away, but heavy snowpack in the high country surrounding the San Luis Valley has prompted officials to begin reviewing plans for flood emergencies. With snowpack levels running anywhere from 140 percent to 200 percent of normal across the region's mountains, some think the area could be facing its biggest flood threat since the mid-1980s.