Pueblo Dam

January 21, 2011--Water leases extended in legislators’ proposal (Pueblo Chieftain)

Two area lawmakers are among the sponsors of proposed legislation introduced Thursday that would ease the process for and expand the length of leasing agricultural water from Southern Colorado to urban centers. Under HB1068, the state engineer would be granted authority to approve agricultural water transfer agreements lasting up to 40 years.

November 26, 2009--Arkansas River flows drop as winter storage starts (Pueblo West View)

Flows in the Arkansas River below Pueblo Dam dropped dramatically this week as winter water storage went into effect. Flows from the dam were cut from about 350 cubic feet per second last week to 70 cfs on Sunday, as irrigators began a program that allows them to store winter flows for use later in the year.

October 19, 2009--Study’s goal: What happens to water? (Pueblo Chieftain)

While it might not account for every drop in the river, an ongoing study will provide a more accurate picture of how much water is lost as it tumbles out of the mountains into fields. “My motivation is to try . . . to keep the river whole,” Engineer Russ Livingston told the winter water committee Friday at the group’s annual meeting.

October 1, 2009--Salazar, Markey, Bennet secure cash to clean up water wells (Colorado Independent)

As if we didn’t already know this, here’s this civics lesson again:  it does matter what committee appointments your representatives snag.

July 27, 2009--S. Colorado water pipeline schedule pushed back (U.S. Water News)

Construction of a $1.1 billion pipeline to carry water from Pueblo Dam to Colorado Springs has been pushed back by four years because of new estimates on when it will be needed.

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