Poudre River http://www.kunc.org en Officials Urge Caution Around Raging Rivers http://www.kunc.org/post/officials-urge-caution-around-raging-rivers <p>As temperatures rise, many flock to rivers and streams to cool off. Northern Colorado safety officials are urging “extreme caution” as rivers swell from their banks with <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/weathernews/ci_25907095/colorado-snow-pack-is-nearly-double-its-normal">higher-than-average snowpack</a>. In the span of two weeks, three have died in the Poudre River due to the unsafe conditions.</p><p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:30:30 +0000 Grace Hood 57461 at http://www.kunc.org Officials Urge Caution Around Raging Rivers Windy Gap, NISP Essential To Water Manager's Future Plans http://www.kunc.org/post/windy-gap-nisp-essential-water-managers-future-plans <p>Just west of Carter Lake in the foothills southwest of Loveland sits a rustic abandoned cabin in the middle of a rolling prairie. Soon that cabin, and the entire prairie, could be at the bottom of a lake.</p><p>It's the site of the proposed 90,000 acre-foot Chimney Hollow Reservoir. In times of high snow runoff, like right now, it could be part of the answer for water managers looking to store water that is instead just flowing downstream, right out of the state.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:25:23 +0000 Nathan Heffel 57348 at http://www.kunc.org Windy Gap, NISP Essential To Water Manager's Future Plans Northern Water Reservoirs Full As Spring Runoff Intensifies http://www.kunc.org/post/northern-water-reservoirs-full-spring-runoff-intensifies <p>Northern Colorado’s water storage is nearing capacity headed into the peak season for farm and residential users due to&nbsp;mountain snow melt and rains. Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake are already full.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:38:55 +0000 Jackie Fortier 57057 at http://www.kunc.org Northern Water Reservoirs Full As Spring Runoff Intensifies EPA Chief Visits Fort Collins For Environmental Roundtable http://www.kunc.org/post/epa-chief-visits-fort-collins-environmental-roundtable <p>Climate change and how local governments can respond to it was front and center during a visit to Fort Collins Feb. 11 by White House officials and the Head of the Environmental Protection Agency.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:33:32 +0000 Grace Hood 54003 at http://www.kunc.org EPA Chief Visits Fort Collins For Environmental Roundtable High Park Fire Watershed Restoration Efforts Starting To Take Hold http://www.kunc.org/post/high-park-fire-watershed-restoration-efforts-starting-take-hold <p>Despite September&rsquo;s historic rains and flooding in Northern Colorado the restoration work continues in the watersheds heavily damaged by 2012&rsquo;s High Park Fire.</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:37:01 +0000 Nathan Heffel 50667 at http://www.kunc.org High Park Fire Watershed Restoration Efforts Starting To Take Hold