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Colorado-Big Thompson Project update: Seasonal fill for Horestooth and Carter underway #ColoradoRiver

From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

We are in the process of filling both Horsetooth and Carter Lake. Currently, Horsetooth is roughly 80% full at an elevation of 5414 feet above sea level.

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"...nobody is digging a new tunnel tomorrow" -- Jim Pokrandt #ColoradoRiver #COWaterPlan

From the Glenwood Springs Post Independent (John Stroud):

…it’s important to note that “nobody is digging a new tunnel tomorrow,” and organizations like the Glenwood Springs-based River District are active at the table in working to protect Western Colorado interests in the face of growing Front Range water needs, said.

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"When the public comments, the No. 1 thing they are very interested in is healthy rivers" -- Louis Meyer #ColoradoRiver #COWaterPlan

From Aspen Journalism (Brent Gardner-Smith):

“It’s a bunch of river with serious targets on them,” said Ken Neubecker of Carbondale about the upper Colorado basin. Neubecker, a longtime volunteer with Trout Unlimited and the former head of Western Rivers Institute, now works with American Rivers on policy and conservation issues.

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Northern Water board sets C-BT quota to 60% #ColoradoRiver

From the Fort Collins Coloradoan (Ryan Maye Handy):

Northern Water, which manages water stored throughout a massive system of linked reservoirs in Northern Colorado, set its annual water quota at 60 percent, despite customer requests to receive 70 percent of their full potential water allotment.

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Southwestern Water Conservation District Annual Water Seminar recap #COWaterPlan #ColoradoRiver

From the Pine River Times (Carole McWilliams):

With continuing population growth in Southwestern states and ongoing drought, water issues are becoming more and more about who has to cut back their use when there isn’t enough to meet demand.

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Transmountain diversions: "I think the Twin Lakes company needs to be more open-minded" -- Jay Winner #COWaterPlan

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Twin Lakes Reservoir & Canal Co. took umbrage at the way working drafts of an upcoming state water plan viewed its future.

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Northern Water hears from C-BT customers about this year's quota #ColoradoRiver

From the Northern Colorado Business Report (Steve Lynn):

City officials, farmers and industry representatives Wednesday urged the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District to significantly raise the amount of water the district allocates from the Colorado-Big Thompson Project this year…

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