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Water reuse: "It's not a question of 'Can we do it?' We can do it" -- John Rehring #COWaterPlan

From The Denver Post (Bruce Finley):

Colorado water providers facing a shortfall…are turning to a long-ignored resource: wastewater.

They’re calculating that, if even the worst sewage could be cleaned to the point it is safe to drink — filtered through super-fine membranes or constructed wetlands, treated with chemicals, zapped with ultraviolet rays — then the state’s dwindling aquifers and rivers could be saved.

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CWCB Board approves draft #COWaterPlan: "Now there is a product for Colorado to talk about" -- James Eklund

From The Mountain Town News (Allen Best):

Russ George spoke with the pride of a new father, and in a sense he was. The Colorado Water Conservation Board, of which George is a member, had just heard comments on the…

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Berthoud: CWCB Board poised to approve draft #COWaterPlan #ColoradoRiver

Berthoud Auto Storage back in the day

Colorado transmountain diversions via the State Engineer’s office

Proposed Flaming Gorge pipeline

New supply development concepts via the Front Range roundtables… 819 more words

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Western Slope appeals ruling
 on water usage -- Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Busk-Ivanhoe system diversions

Busk-Ivanhoe tunnel entrance

From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Gary Harmon):

Aurora should be penalized for storing and using West Slope water without having the appropriate water rights, several West Slope water agencies contend in a case before the Colorado Supreme Court.

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Aspinall Unit operations update: Blue Mesa icing target elevation = 7490 feet

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

Releases from Crystal Dam will be increased from 350 cfs to 650 cfs on Monday, November 17th starting at 8:00 AM.

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#COWaterPlan moving along #ColoradoRiver

Colorado transmountain diversions via the University of Colorado

West portal Moffat Water Tunnel

from The Durango Herald (Dale Rodebaugh):

As it stands, Colorado no longer has enough water to satisfy unlimited wants of growing Front Range urban areas, farmers and ranchers and environmental and recreational interests – not to mention states with legal rights to Colorado water, they said.

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"What good is a [#COWaterPlan] that does not build a consensus on the most difficult issues?" -- Eric Kuhn

From The Denver Post (Bruce Finley):

Colorado is looking for 163 billion gallons of water, and a long-awaited state plan for finding it calls for increased conservation, reusing treated wastewater and diverting more water from the Western Slope.

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