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Pueblo Board of Water Works approves participation in #ColoradoRiver conservation pilot program

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

A pilot program that would leave some of Pueblo’s water on the Western Slope — for a fee — was approved by the Pueblo Board of Water Works Tuesday.

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Paradox Valley Unit: Earthquakes yes, but less saline water in the #ColoradoRiver

Paradox Valley via Airphotona.com

Dolores River watershed

Dolores River Canyon near Paradox

Here’s an in-depth report from Stephen Elliott writing for The Watch. Click through and read the whole thing. 811 more words

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Aspinall Unit operations update: Current inflow forecast for Blue Mesa = 105% of avg

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

Releases from Crystal Dam will be decreased from 3000 cfs to 2000 cfs, over the next 3 days. Releases will be decreased by 400 cfs on Wednesday, July 22nd, by 350 cfs on Thursday, July 23rd, and by 250 cfs on Friday, July 24th.

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Agency’s request for 52,000 rounds of ammo for Hoover Dam prompts inquiry

Las Vegas Sun

In a move that’s prompting questions about the stockpiling of weapons by the federal government’s nonmilitary agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation wants to buy 52,000 rounds of ammunition for use in law enforcement at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. 81 more words


Drought forces reform of Water Agency

Click to enlarge — Golf course in the middle of desert sands

Drew Lessard stood on top of Folsom Dam and gazed at the Sierra Nevada, which in late spring usually gushes enough melting snow into the reservoir to provide water for a million people.

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Southern Delivery System: Springs, Walker settle for $7.1M -- The Pueblo Chieftain

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Colorado Springs Utilities and Gary Walker have reached a $7.1 million settlement for the damage to Walker Ranches from the Southern Delivery System pipeline.

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