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Fountain Creek: "The Water Quality Control Commission has ignored the problems" -- Jay Winner

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Recent revelations about deficiencies in stormwater control could snag Colorado Springs plans to expand its water system.

The Bureau of Reclamation and Pueblo County need to take a second look at the environmental impact statement that cleared the way to build the $841 million Southern Delivery System, and the newly constructed water pipeline from the Pueblo dam to El Paso County should not be turned on until the issue is settled, said Jay Winner, general manager of the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District.

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Construction resumes on Fountain Creek through Pueblo

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Work is resuming on a dangerous portion of Fountain Creek through Pueblo.

The Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing a $750,000 project to install articulated concrete blocks — held together by cable in a mat and anchored to the ground — along the Fountain Creek bank near the 13th Street Exit on Interstate 25.

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Colorado Water

Colorado Springs faces possible action from the EPA over stormwater permit violations

From The Colorado Springs Gazette (Billie Stanton Anleu):

Colorado Springs repeatedly has violated its water quality permit and now faces a potential federal lawsuit, the U.S.

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Roanoke Stormwater part of Earth Summit 2015

Thanks to Cristina Siegel and all the folks at Clean Valley Council for allowing Roanoke Stormwater to be part of today’s Earth Summit. There is nothing better than talking Stormwater on a rainy day like today with the students that will be Stormwater leaders of tomorrow! http://www.cleanvalley.org/earth-summit


Trees, Hot Cities and Water

Re-thinking trees and rainwater

The connections between trees, stormwater, and the soil / water web are not always obvious in our cities and towns.  With the approach of El Nino, it will help to maintain a broad view of climate change and long-term drought, and to keep in mind the human inclination toward the hydro-illogical cycle! 511 more words


Drainage district sends out notices of impending fees -- The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Gary Harmon):

Several thousand Mesa County businesses and governments received notices this week of the bills they will get in January from the Grand Valley Drainage District.

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Colorado Water

Larimer Co. struggles with one-size-fits-all floodway rules -- Fort Collins Coloradan

From the Fort Collins Coloradoan (Nick Coltrain):

The Larimer County Commission on Monday put the brakes on floodway regulations that focused on a Laporte neighborhood but that would have been felt county-wide.

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