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Aspinall Unit operations meeting, Thursday, January 19, 2017

From email from Reclamation (Erik Knight):

The next Aspinall Operations meeting will be held this Thursday, January 19th at the Holiday Inn Express in Montrose CO.

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@USBR: Reclamation Awards a $3.7 Million Contract for Silt Pumping Plant Modernization

Here’s the release from the US Bureau of Reclamation (Justyn Liff):

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $3.7 million contract for modernization of the Silt Pumping Plant to Aslan Construction, from Berthoud, Colorado.

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High Demand, Low Supply: Colorado River Water Crisis Hits Across The West -- @NewsCPR

From Colorado Public Radio (Grace Hood):

For decades, the has fed growing cities from Denver to Los Angeles. A lot of the produce in supermarkets across the country was grown with Colorado River water.

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@USBR: The 50th Annual Colorado High School Bridge Building Contest is Right around the Corner!

A student sets his bridge before increased loads of weight are applied to measure the bridge’s efficiency number. Photo credit Reclamation.

Students test their bridges with the help of volunteers Photo credit Reclamation. 342 more words

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Interior Secretary Jewell signs the Record of Decision implementing the new 20-year management plan for operating Glen Canyon Dam

Negotiators reaffirm commitment to completing a drought contingency plan

CRWUA meetings, Las Vegas — The members of the Colorado River Water Users Association may have parted ways last week disappointed that the Colorado River Basin states and the federal government were unable to finalize negotiations to protect the river system from drought. 361 more words

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@USBR Releases Final Environmental Assessment on Repairs to the Paonia Dam Intake Structure

From the US Bureau of Reclamation (Lesley McWhirter, Justyn Liff):

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the final Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment evaluating if Reclamation will provide partial funding to the North Fork Water Conservancy District to make repairs to the Paonia Dam intake structure and bulkhead, part of the Paonia Project located near Paonia, Colo.

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