Colorado River Water Conservation District

September 2, 2012--Agreements add water to the Fraser and Colorado Rivers (Sky-Hi News)

Even though the Colorado River Cooperative Agreement has not been executed by all parties, Denver Water and the Colorado River Water Conservation District have provided some of the benefits promised. The U.S. Forest Service “bypass” flows to the Fraser River can be reduced if Denver Water institutes restrictions.

Colorado River District Annual Seminar (Grand Junction, CO)

09/13/2012 8:30 am

“Past, Present and Future” is the theme of the Colorado River District's Annual Water Seminar set for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. The cost to attend is $25 and includes morning coffee, pastries and a lunch.

August 20, 2012--Drought conditions call for water conservation (Summit Daily)

The Colorado River Basin, a group of leading advocacy organizations, is launching a new campaign to urge the region's urban communities to do their part to put the Colorado River on a sustainable path after this drought year.

June 16, 2012--Scrambling to sustain Colorado River flows (Summit Voice)

With some of the lowest stream flows on record for this time of year, Colorado water managers are wrangling every last drop and trying to make them all count. Upstream storage and diversions have exacerbated the low flows resulting from a meager snowpack and early runoff.

May 24, 2012--Wariness in wake of low snowpack (Durango Telegraph)

As mountain towns in Colorado move into summer, they continue to consider what lies ahead as the result of the incredibly low snowpack this year. By some measures, the drought is far worse than the epic summer of 2002.

May 16, 2012--Colorado River Agreement signed by major players (Colorado Independent)

In the American West, the battle for control of water never really ends, but on Tuesday a major agreement among key Colorado players promised greater future cooperation to get more water to more people more consistently.

May 15, 2012--Denver Water, 2 counties sign Colorado River deal (Denver Post)

Colorado's largest water utility and two western counties have ratified a deal aimed at balancing the Denver-area's demand for water with the needs of mountain communities and avoiding costly legal battles.

May 9. 2012--Key reservoirs unlikely to fill this year (Summit Voice)

Recent forecasts by water experts suggest that stream flows could drop below levels seen in 2002, the last major Colorado drought.

December 23, 2011--Colorado River District opposes Flaming Gorge pumpback proposal (Colorado Independent)

The Colorado River District is opposing a proposal to pump water from Flaming Gorge Reservoir in southwest Wyoming through a pipeline to Colorado's Front Range.

April 24, 2011--Denver Water, Western Slope near deal (Durango Herald)

Denver Water is nearing a deal aimed at easing concerns of western Colorado water users about the utility’s ability to divert more Colorado River water to the Front Range. The emerging agreement includes a provision for Denver Water to contribute about $22 million for water plants and to m

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