Fryingpan-Arkansas Project

August 15, 2010--Conduit, storage contract under federal scrutiny (Pueblo Chieftain)

Two large water projects that have been in the works for more than 10 years will begin their journey toward reality in a series of meetings this week. The Bureau of Reclamation will conduct the meetings as it prepares for environmental impact statements for both projects: the Arkansas Valley Conduit and a master contract for excess-capacity storage in Fryingpan-Arkansas Project reservoirs.

September 18, 2009--Cities taking more water imports since drought (Pueblo Chieftain)

The shift of water imported into the Arkansas River basin under the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project is moving more toward municipal use as cities claim their full share. The Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District board reviewed trends in allocations in a workshop Thursday following one of the rockiest years it has seen in estimating availability of water.

August 29, 2009--SE district looks for ways to fill it up (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Fryingpan-Arkansas Project was designed to bring much more water into the Arkansas River basin, so it’s time to find out if, and how, that could happen. “There is a 14,400-acre-foot gap,” Executive Director Jim Broderick told the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District board last week.

May 22, 2009--Water deal sparks visits from Congress (Pueblo Chieftain)

Three members of Congress will come to the Arkansas Valley next week to listen to opinions of residents on water issues. The meetings were sparked by an agreement between Aurora and Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District as a potential settlement in a federal court case.

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