Roaring Fork River

November 6, 2014--Aspen’s clean-river program faces long-term funding issues (Aspen Daily News)

The city of Aspen’s program that aims to keep pollutants out of the Roaring Fork River is facing a long-term structural deficit that will require officials to either reduce the effort’s scope or find new funding sources.

May 24, 2014--Draft plan for state’s water future released (Aspen Daily Times)

The Colorado River Basin Roundtable has released its draft Basin Implementation Plan. The plan was laboriously prepared by consultants at SGM in Glenwood Springs for the Colorado roundtable includes 89 dense pages in an unwieldy 11-by-17 inch format, and that it takes a day to fully decipher and absorb, it’s hard to blame someone for not digging into it.

March 18, 2013--Group wants to lease water to benefit rivers (Aspen Daily News)

The upper Roaring Fork River and the lower Crystal River are two of 19 sections of river in Colorado that the Colorado Water Trust has identified as high priority reaches for its 2013 water leasing program.

May 16, 2012--Water loans might aid some Colorado rivers (Aspen Times)

The Colorado Water Trust has received 16 formal offers from water-rights holders to participate in a pilot program aimed at boosting streamflows in rivers across the state this summer. The upper Roaring Fork River, which was reduced to a trickle in Aspen during the drought summer of 2002, inspired changes in Colorado water law that make the Request for Water 2012 program possible.

February 4, 2010--Spring runoff expected to be below average (Aspen Daily News)

This winter’s below average snowfall, as one might expect, indicates there could be a low runoff this spring. “The outlook for runoff in the Upper Colorado, North Platte, Yampa, White and South Platte rivers continues to call for well below average flows,” said Allen Green, state conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, a department of the U.S.

November 17, 2009--State board approves water trust with PitCo (Aspen Daily)

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) on Monday approved a proposal from Pitkin County to hold 4.3 cubic feet per second of water in a trust in order to leave the water flowing down Maroon Creek and the Roaring Fork River.

September 8, 2009--Aspen’s runoff much higher than national average (Aspen Daily News)

Yet another way Aspen acts more like a big city than a town of 6,000 permanent residents is in what it dumps into its local waterway. Heavy commuter traffic, concentrated and high-paced construction activity and a developed ski mountain produce a lot of dirt and junk that, when unimpeded, wash into the Roaring Fork River.

June 27, 2009--County OK with Bass in river (Aspen Daily News)

Texas billionaire Ed Bass persuaded four out of five Pitkin County commissioners this week to approve his plan of using a trackhoe to reshape the Roaring Fork River channel where it runs along his property

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