Western Colorado is not insulated from the threat posed by Mexican drug cartels.
The Southwest Basin Roundtable submitted its draft water plan to Gov. Hickenlooper on WednesdayOn a recent evening, the historic, single-room Placerville Schoolhouse was aglow in the dark as cars crunched over snow and gravel in the parking lot and a small stream of residents from across the entire San Miguel River Basin trickled into the […]
WATER … If there’s one thing that unites the Western Slope, it’s protecting our water from transmountain diversions. The Front Range is outstripping its ability to supply water to its fast-growing urban populations. They have their eyes set on unallocated waters in the western half of the state that they could put to use, if […]
The Colorado Water Plan does have the time and space to really delve into both sides of the transmountain diversion conversation.
None of the eight natural basins has discovered a big pool of unused water to resolve the metropolitan gap.
Water policy watchdogs across Colorado breathed a small sigh of relief this week upon learning that Initiative 103, the so-called “Public Trust Doctrine”
The power generated by Ridgway Dam will vary seasonally, with peak generation coinciding with large summer releases of water to downstream irrigators.
That overriding goal is simply to protect existing water uses in the Gunnison Basin.
The Gunnison Basin Implementation Plan will join the state’s eight other basin plans to comprise the Colorado Water Plan.
The Commission is holding worksessions to see if they can find a compromise that the Montezuma Commissioners will agree to.
For the first time in many years, the Colorado River is flowing through its historic delta to the sea as a result of an intentional release by water managers.
The next meeting of the Gunnison Basin Roundtable takes place Monday, June 2, at 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Montrose, and precedes a “State of the River” informational event.
Current efforts to develop a Colorado Water Plan have been largely driven by a large projected gap between urban water needs and developed supplies, but Gunnison Basin water planners focus on the gap between agricultural needs and developed supplies.