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#ColoradoRiver: Lake Mead hits new record low (since first fill) #COriver

From The Las Vegas Review-Journal (@RefriedBrean):

The nation’s largest man-made reservoir slipped to a new record low sometime after 7 p.m. Wednesday, and forecasters from the U.S.

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Senate bill would ease conduit cost to Lower Ark towns -- The Pueblo Chieftain

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

A bill that would ease the cost burden of the Arkansas Valley Conduit to local communities got its first hearing in the U.S.

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Pueblo County Children's Water Festival recap

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

You could sit all day and stare at the Pueblo Dam and not have a clue about why it’s there, who built it and what it’s for.

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Aspinall Unit operations update: Black Canyon peak flow target 5,000+ cfs over 10 days

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

The May 1st forecast for the April – July unregulated inflow volume to Blue Mesa Reservoir is 525,000 acre-feet. This is 78% of the 30 year average.

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Dolores water district unveils $8 million in upgrades -- The Cortez Journal

From the Cortez Journal (Jim Mimiaga):

Five automated, high-tech pumping stations do the heavy lifting of pulling water from canals and pushing it through pipes to farms.

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Forum explores new potential use of Dolores River -- The Cortez Journal

From The Cortez Journal (Jim Mimiaga):

A documentary screening about the Dolores River was followed by a lively forum about the issue of low flows below McPhee Dam.

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SDS: "It has been a lot to get this Pueblo County agreement out of the way and taken care of successfully" -- John Fredell

From The Colorado Springs Gazette (Billie Stanton Anleu):

The $825 million Southern Delivery System’s treatment plant was ready to serve drinking water Wednesday, as a project 20 years in the making finally made its debut.

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