Archive - Sep 2008


September 29th

September 27, 2008--River gets repairs in Minturn, Edwards (Vail Daily)

Restoration work will begin Tuesday on a warm, wide and shallow stretch of the Eagle River in Edwards, an area notoriously unwelcoming to fish. Restoration has already started on a stretch of the Eagle River running through Minturn that was badly damaged by early development in town.

September 27, 2008--Water levels to drop on Fryingpan (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced yesterday it would reduce the water release at Ruedi from 305 to 245 cubic feet per second. The drop came at the request of the U.S.

September 27, 2008--Mussels found in three lakes (Rocky Mountain News)

Invasive mussels have been found in Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Reservoir and Willow Creek Reservoir in the northern Colorado mountains, the Colorado Division of Wildlife said Friday.

September 26, 2008--Basin gets a bonanza from imported water (Pueblo Chieftain)

Water imports from the Colorado River basin were about 35 percent above average this year, supplementing an otherwise dry year in the Arkansas River basin. The flows, generated by a big winter snowpack, sustained irrigated farming in the valley and helped fill municipal water reserves.

September 26, 2008--SDS to begin acquiring land, easements (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado Springs City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday for land and easements acquisition in El Paso County relating to the Southern Delivery System.

September 26, 2008--Judge upholds part of lawsuit against Aurora, Reclamation (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District filed the lawsuit late last year. A judge Thursday refused requests to throw out a lawsuit seeking to nullify a federal contract permitting Aurora to store water in Lake Pueblo reservoir. Chief U.S.

September 26, 2008--California beaches again rate high in water quality (L.A. Times)

California beaches received high marks for water quality for a second consecutive year, according to a report released today by an environmental group.

September 26, 2008--Calif. warns people not to flush pharmaceuticals (Denver Post)

The state of California has a warning for its 36 million residents: Do not flush pharmaceuticals down the toilet or drain, or they may end up in a river near you. State and local officials are teaming with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a "No Drugs Down the Drain Week," starting with events Oct. 2.

September 26, 2008--Drinking Water Foundation Chairman calls Environmental Protection Agency ruling unacceptable risk for Americ

The Chairman of the Drinking Water Research Foundation criticized the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement stating that it will not issue a health regulation for perchlorate for public drinking water systems.

September 25, 2008--Court: No reserved water rights for NM trust land (Denver Post)

There are no federally reserved water rights for the millions of acres of state trust land in New Mexico, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.