Archive - Jun 11, 2013


June 11, 2013--Lawmaker starts cleaning uranium mines (Durango Herald)

State Rep. Don Coram is taking steps to clean up and shut down four uranium mines he owns, making him among the first uranium mine operators in Colorado to call it quits for now and restore the land to its pre-mined condition.

June 10, 2013--Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper opens AWWA conference with call for collaboration to conserve water (PR Web)

Stressing that “every conversation about water should begin with conservation,” Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper urged water professionals to foster collaboration among agricultural, recreational and urban water interests.

June 10, 2013--Water folly (Pueblo Chieftain)

Like a bad penny, two terrible water rights proposals may turn up again during the 2014 election season. Richard Hamilton, a political gadfly from Fairplay, plans to resurrect his so-called "public trust" water doctrine as an amendment to the Colorado Constitution.

June 10, 2013--National Park Service plans ‘mussel blitz’ at Lake Powell (Summit Voice)

After finding 14 adult quagga mussels attached to moored vessels and dock structures at the Wahweap Marina in Lake Powell, the National Park Service is planning a four -day “mussel blitz” to try and remove any more of the invasive aquatic pests. Starting June 10, 25 to 30 divers will be in the water at Wahweap and Antelope Point Marinas to assess the extent of quagga mussels.

June 10, 2013--Amount of dust blown across the West is increasing, says CU-Boulder study (North Forty News)

The amount of dust being blown across the landscape has increased over the last 17 years in large swaths of the West, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

June 10, 2013--Extreme weather raises dam safety concerns (USA Today)

The severe weather that's walloped parts of the country in recent years has focused new attention on states' vulnerability to storm surges and inland flooding. Billions in federal, state, local and private money is being spent to upgrade infrastructure, homes and businesses damaged by tropical storms, hurricanes and tornadoes.

June 10, 2013--California tops list of states with water infrastructure needs (Los Angeles Times)

California could use $44.5 billion to fix aging water systems over the next two decades, according to a federal survey that placed the state at the top of a national list of water infrastructure needs. Texas, at nearly $34 billion, and New York, with about $22 billion, were next in line. The assessment, conducted by the U.S.