In-Stream Flows

January 31, 2014--Board votes to raise Lower Dolores flow (Cortez Journal)

A spirited debate before the Colorado Water Conservation Board in Denver Tuesday featured local officials expressing their opinions on a plan to increase flows on the lower Dolores River.

March 22, 2012--Montrose County wages water war (Telluride Daily Planet)

Thursday is World Water Day, an annual reminder of the importance of water initiated by the United Nations in 1993. This year’s theme is Water and Food Security. In San Miguel County, food security seems assured as long as grocers’ trucks can continue making the trek to its communities.

December 29, 2010--Town of Norwood looking for new water (Norwood Post)

With the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) set to file an intent to appropriate in-stream flows (ISF) on the lower San Miguel River next month, the Town of Norwood is attempting to get a jump on the quickly-disappearing water in the San Miguel Watershed and will this week file on water rights. “It isn’t just us,” said Norwood Town Administrator Patti Grafmyer.

June 5, 2008--Commissioners urge approval of water project (Fort Collins Now)

The Weld County commissioners have unanimously lent their support of the Northern Integrated Supply Project, which would supply an additional 40,000 acre-feet of water to northern Colorado.

April 22, 2008--Ritter signs water-rights bill - a win-win for holders, rivers (Denver Post)

Gov. Bill Ritter on Monday signed into law a significant revision to Colorado's water law to allow water-rights holders to leave some of their water in the river without penalty. Currently, water law is based largely on a use-it-or-lose-it premise known as consumptive use. If water-rights holders don't use all the water they are allowed, their rights can be weakened.

March 25, 2008--Conservation district: There's less water than feds think for oil shale (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

The federal government may be too confident in its assumption that there’s enough water to accommodate oil shale development, the Colorado River Water Conservation District believes. The Glenwood Springs-based district has submitted comments to the BLM about its draft study on oil shale development.

February 7, 2008--State workshop will look at protecting streams (Summit Daily News)

State efforts to protect stream environments will be discussed during a Feb. 13 of the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). An instream flow and natural lake level workshop will be the venue for recommending new streams that could be added to the program in coming years.

January 8, 2008--Water issues on tap for legislative session (Pueblo Chieftain)

Measures dealing with water issues are expected to trickle into the Colorado Legislature during this year's session. Though it's too early to tell which water bills will be introduced during the 2008 session that begins on Wednesday, at least two ideas are being floated that could have long-term effects on the future of water in Colorado.

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