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December 25, 2011--Town still urging people to conserve water (Telluride News)

Last week, Telluride officials urged residents and visitors to conserve water after the town’s municipal water supply unexpectedly dropped to very low levels. A week has passed. And while not much has changed with the water supply — levels remain low — what has changed is the amount of people in town, using that water.

December 18, 2011--Town’s water supply drops unexpectedly (Telluride Daily Planet)

Telluride’s municipal water supply comes from Mill Creek, an energetic, splashy stream that courses year-round through steep, wooded terrain northwest of town. The creek normally meets the town’s demands just fine through the cold winter months and high-demand periods, but over the last couple of weeks, the water began to drop unexpectedly to very low levels.

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