Archive - 2012

December 30th

ALPWCD Water Purchase Agreement

Without major fanfare, representatives from the Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District (ALPWCD) signed a historic agreement on December 21st with the Colorado Water Resources and Power De


Durango Working to Make Recreation at Lake Nighthorse a Reality

In late November the Durango Planning Commission took a preliminary step toward annexing property surrounding Lake Nighthorse.


Magnuson and Higman Recognized by Colorado Division of Water Resources

Two managers of the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company (MVIC), Don Magnuson and Mike Higman, were recognized as co-Water Managers of the Year for 2012 from the Colorado Division of Water Resources.


Pitts Received NWRA 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Pitts received the National Water Resources Association’s (NWRA) Lifetime Achievement Award at their 81st Annual Conference in California on November 1st.


Crane Departs CWA

Colorado Watershed Assembly (CWA) Executive Director, Jeff Crane, announced his resignation from the organization at the Annual Watershed Assembly Conference in October.


December 27th

December 26, 2012--Colorado focuses on the Value of Water (Alamosa Courier)

The statewide “Water 2012” awareness campaign is winding down. What started as a celebration of Colorado’s historic water moments will now be transitioning in into a statewide “Value of Water” movement. This proactive crusade will continue on several fronts across all of the river basins in the state with a single goal of getting water on every body’s mind.


December 26th

December 24, 2012--Drought in Colorado: Uncertainty is the only certainty (Coloradoan)

There is little indication that Colorado’s drought is nearing an end. The federal government, in a report released last week by the U.S.


December 22, 2012--EPA updates rule for pathogens in drinking water (Summit Daily)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for the bacteria E. coli to better protect public health.

December 22, 2012--A progress report on fracking and water safety (New York Times)

The federal Environmental Protection Agency released a progress report on Friday about its national study of the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water supplies. In nearly 200 pages, the agency lays out data, case studies and a summary of research into issues like spills and the treatment and disposal of wastewater.