Fountain Creek

June 17, 2016--Drinking water in three Colorado cities contaminated with toxic chemicals above EPA limits (Denver Post)

Invisible toxic chemicals are contaminating drinking water for 80,000 people south of Colorado Springs, one of 63 areas nationwide where the chemicals, widely used to fight petroleum fires, have been measured at levels the EPA deems dangerous. These perfluorinated chemicals rank among the worst in an expanding multitude of unregulated contaminants that federal scientists are detecting in c

October 17, 2010--Scientists tracking Arkansas' water (Pueblo Chieftain)

Scientists are trying to understand how water diverted to irrigate crops makes its way back to the Arkansas River along tributaries or as groundwater throughout the basin.

December 8, 2009--Study sheds light on selenium in Fountain Creek (Pueblo Chieftain)

Selenium levels on Fountain Creek go up as the hardness of water increases downstream, creating concerns that they could affect aquatic life on the Arkansas River all the way to John Martin Reservoir. That’s the upshot of a study by a team of Colorado State University-Pueblo researchers who have been studying Fountain Creek for the past three years.

October 23, 2009--Potential storage project interests Lower Ark district (Pueblo Chieftain)

A plan to build a pair of reservoirs downstream from Lake Pueblo has drawn some interest from the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District. “You definitely get the point in this project,” Prowers County Director Leroy Mauch said Wednesday.

August 21, 2009--Colorado Springs fined in Fountain Creek case (Pueblo Chieftain)

A judge Thursday ordered Colorado Springs to pay a $35,500 penalty to the federal government for discharging pollutants from its sewage system into Fountain Creek. The penalty was the only sanction in a long-awaited decision in a lawsuit the Sierra Club brought in 2005 against the city for violating the federal Clean Water Act. Senior U.S.

August 12, 2009--Flood impact: City, FEMA disagree (Pueblo Chieftain)

Pueblo is completing its own hydrology report on Wild Horse Dry Creek that shows significantly lower floods during a 100-year flood than earlier federal estimates.

July 14, 2009--Chostner gives county's water defense (Pueblo Chieftain)

Pueblo County Commissioner Jeff Chostner told Rotary Club 43 members Monday that there's another side to Pueblo West's problem with the county.

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