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Alternative plan to Wild and Scenic River designation for upper #ColoradoRiver OK’d -- @AspenJournalism #COriver #aridification

From Aspen Journalism (Heather Sackett):

Participants in a 12-year process to establish protections for a stretch of the upper Colorado River are calling the finished product — which amounts to a workaround of a Wild and Scenic River designation — a success.

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Troubled waters: Decision to close #Colorado streams, lakes causes controversy amid ongoing pandemic -- TheDenverChannel.com #COVID19 #coronavirus

From TheDenverChannel.com (Russell Haythorn):

Avoiding a nightmare spike in COVID-19 cases is exactly what cities like Golden, Lakewood and Westminster are trying to prevent by cutting off or delaying access to creeks and swim beaches.

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#Drought to Persist -- #Colorado Ag Today

From Colorado Ag Today (Maura Bennett):

There are few areas of Colorado where drought conditions do not exist and fewer that are at average or above precipitation.

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Assessing the U.S. #Climate in June 2020 -- @NOAA

From NOAA:

Contiguous U.S. experienced a warm, dry June, and Alaska ranked seventh wettest for the month

The June contiguous U.S. temperature was 70.3°F, 1.8°F above the 20th-century average, ranking in the warmest third of the 126-year record.

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@POTUS #Water Rule Halted in #Colorado, Can Take Effect Elsewhere -- Bloomberg Law #DirtyWaterRule

From Bloomberg Law (Ellen M. Gilmer):

The Trump administration’s adoption of narrower protections for wetlands and waterways can take effect almost everywhere in the nation, except Colorado, while courts review whether the move was legal.

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The latest "E-Newsletter" is hot off the presses from the Hutchins #Water Center #DirtyWaterRule

Click here to read the newsletter. Here’s an excerpt:

NARROW WOTUS ON HOLD IN CO

The adoption of narrower Clean Water Act protections for streams and wetlands is currently blocked in Colorado, as a result of a court ruling on the state’s challenge to the new federal rule.

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June/July 2020 Newsletter is hot off the presses from The Water Information Program

Click here to read the newsletter. Here’s an excerpt:

Basin Implementation Plan Update
Ed Tolen, SW Basin 1st Vice Chair, explained that in January a sub-committee was set up to select a local expert to work with the SW Basin Roundtable on updating the Basin Implementation Plan (BIP).

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