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Feds Stand Behind Report That Colorado Agreed To Mine Plan

DENVER (AP) — A federal agency is standing behind its assertion that Colorado officials signed off on a cleanup project that led to a 3 million-gallon toxic waste spill from an inactive gold mine. 117 more words


Colorado Disputes Key Part Of EPA Mine Report

DENVER (AP) – Colorado officials say they didn’t endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim by federal agencies that state experts signed off on the plan. 664 more words


Aspinall Unit operations update: Gunnison River through Black Canyon streamflow to increase to 1100 cfs

From email from Reclamation Erik Knight:

Releases from Crystal Dam will be increased from 600 cfs to 1100 cfs on Monday, November 16th. The purpose of this increase is to lower Blue Mesa Reservoir down towards the winter icing target.

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Colorado Water

November 3, 1888: Irrigation of the Arid West

November 3, 1888: Article in Engineering News–Irrigation in the Arid Region of the United States. “An answer to some of the wild hopes regarding irrigation in the arid regions west of the Mississippi, and an answer also to the wilder misstatements regarding the feasibility of the project, is found in the letter of Maj. 329 more words

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#ColoradoRiver Basin: Parties looking to build on 2007 Shortage Sharing Agreement for Powell and Mead

From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Dennis Webb):

nterim guidelines for managing both Lake Powell and Lake Mead and the Colorado River system still have more than a decade to go before they expire, but have been successful enough that parties are already looking to start talks about making them a little less interim.

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Colorado Water

#ColoradoRiver Basin: Aspinall Unit operations update

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

Releases from Crystal Dam will be decreased from 1300 cfs to 600 cfs on Friday, October 30th. This reduction coincides with the shutdown of the Gunnison Tunnel.

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Colorado Water

Key Events Leading Up To Massive Colorado Mine Waste Spill

A U.S. Interior Department investigation released Thursday said the Environmental Protection Agency could have prevented a 3-million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado mine in August. The Bureau of Reclamation, which is part of Interior, provided this timeline of events concerning cleanup of the long-inactive… 280 more words