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Acequia Parciantes Protest at Abeyta Implementation Meeting Over Mitigation and ASR Wells

By KAY MATTHEWS

When protestors show up with signs and the bureaucrats are rattled you know it’s going to be an interesting day. It happened on April 27 in Taos when parciantes from several acequias who are defendants in the Abeyta Adjudication Settlement came to a “Taos Settlement Implementation Planning Meeting” to let the bureaucrats know that they don’t like the terms of the settlement that will most directly affect their acequias—deep mitigation wells and Aquifer Storage and Recovery wells. 983 more words

Sustainability

Aspinall unit operations update

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

The April 15th forecast for the April – July unregulated inflow volume to Blue Mesa Reservoir is 850,000 acre-feet. This is 126% of the 30 year average.

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Colorado Water

April 11, 1956: Central Utah Project Authorization

April 11, 1956: The Central Utah Project (CUP) was authorized under the Colorado River Storage Act. “The CUP is a water resource development project that provides water supplies to the central portion of the state of Utah. 283 more words

Water

Aspinall Unit operations update

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

The April 1st forecast for the April – July unregulated inflow volume to Blue Mesa Reservoir is 930,000 acre-feet. This is 138% of the 30 year average.

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Colorado Water

Why Filling Lake Mead First is a bad idea -- Sinjin Eberle

From Sinjin Eberle (American Rivers):

Rebecca Solnit’s recent article, Letter to a Drowned Canyon, is a beautiful expose on the situation facing Lake Powell and the greater Colorado River.

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Colorado Water

@USBR: Lake Nighthorse Recreation Management Lease Agreement Signed

Here’s the release from the USBR:

Reclamation’s Western Colorado Area Office and City of Durango finalized and signed a lease agreement for recreation management at Lake Nighthorse on January 27, 2017.

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Colorado Water

Aspinall Unit Spring streamflow forecasts

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

The February 15th forecast for the April – July unregulated inflow volume to Blue Mesa Reservoir is 970,000 acre-feet. This is 144% of the 30 year average.

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Colorado Water