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Fryingpan-Arkansas Project update: "We can’t dry up the creeks" -- Kara Lamb #ColoradoRiver

From The Aspen Times (Scott Condon):

The Fryingpan-Arkansas Project diverted about 80,200 acre-feet of water under the Continental Divide to the Front Range this year, according to Kara Lamb, spokeswoman for the U.S.

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Aspinall unit operations update: 1100 cfs through the Gunnison Tunnel diversion

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

Releases from Crystal Dam will be reduced from 1800 cfs to 1600 cfs on Tuesday, August 26th at 4:00 PM.

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Flagstaff: Adaptive Management Work Group to Meet in Flagstaff, Ariz., on #ColoradoRiver Topics -- August 27 - 28

Here’s the release from the US Bureau of Reclamation:

The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Adaptive Management Work Group will meet on August 27 – 28, 2014 in Flagstaff, Ariz., to address topics related to the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program.

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USBR finds $2 million for the Arkansas Valley Conduit for the current fiscal year

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

The Arkansas Valley Conduit has received $2 million for the current fiscal year through reprogramming of funds within the Bureau of Reclamation, according to Colorado Democratic U.S.

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Many eyes are on Lake Powell and the power pool #ColoradoRiver

Here’s a look at the Lake Powell power pool and the cascading effects if the reservoir drops below the level necessary to continue to deliver power to the southwestern US, from Allen Best writing in The Denver Post: 1,313 more words

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Northern Water is increasing rates to stop the drain on cash reserves

From the North Forty News (Jeff Thomas):

Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District moved to triple the yearly assessment for agricultural users by 2018, beginning with a 9 percent increase this year, though North Poudre Irrigation Co.

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This week’s complete disregard of past experience and science (or “dumb ass” Award)

The Clear choice for “Dumb Ass” move of the week goes to The Department of the Interior – Bureau of Reclamation.

Detailed story from Dan Bacher: 1,068 more words

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