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#Aurora, #ColoradoSprings seek to drill on lower Homestake Creek dam sites -- @AspenJournalism #ColoradoRiver #EagleRiver #CORiver #aridification

From Aspen Journalism (Brent Gardner-Smith):

The cities of Aurora and Colorado Springs are increasing their efforts to develop a reservoir on lower Homestake Creek in the Eagle River basin that would hold between 6,850 acre-feet and 20,000 acre-feet of water.

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#Runoff news

From the Colorado River Outfitters Association via The Valley Courier:

Mid-season Colorado rafting conditions are ripe and there are still plenty of adventures to be had this summer.

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Fountain is about to turn dirt on new groundwater treatment facility using USAF dough

From KOAA.com (Tyler Dumas):

A groundwater treatment facility is going to be built just north of the existing one.

The facility will be paid for by the Air Force and will be built by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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#Runoff news: #Tubing season starts on the #YampaRiver

From Steamboat Today (Eleanor C. Hasenbeck):

The Yampa River has finally fallen to a level that allows for commercial tubing.

On Monday, the river dropped below 700 cubic feet per second through downtown Steamboat Springs, according to the U.S.

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Gross Reservoir Expansion Project update

From TheDenverChannel.com (Jace Larson):

The project will require significant construction over seven years to increase the reservoir’s holding capacity to 119,000 acre-feet of water.

When built, the dam will be the tallest in Colorado.

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