Colorado Rivers http://www.kunc.org en East West Divide Apparent At Colorado Water Meeting http://www.kunc.org/post/east-west-divide-apparent-colorado-water-meeting <p>Water managers are taking the next steps in formulating a statewide water plan, following a meeting where <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/colorados-river-basin-users-discuss-statewide-water-plan">representatives from Colorado's eight water basins met</a> and presented drafts of their individual plans.</p><p>There have been longstanding tensions between the state's Western side and the Front Range over water transfers, and those differences came through in some of the presentations.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:36:07 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59027 at http://www.kunc.org East West Divide Apparent At Colorado Water Meeting Colorado's River Basin Users Discuss Statewide Water Plan http://www.kunc.org/post/colorados-river-basin-users-discuss-statewide-water-plan <p>For the first time, water users from Colorado’s nine river basins are meeting to discuss their individual basin wide water plans. The users are presenting their assessments in Rangley, Colorado.</p><p>Their goal is to create a comprehensive statewide water plan.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Nathan Heffel 58885 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado's River Basin Users Discuss Statewide Water Plan Big Water Boosts Flows For Whitewater Rafters http://www.kunc.org/post/big-water-boosts-flows-whitewater-rafters <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="A surfer rides the Colorado River at the Glenwood Springs Wave Park. Rivers are high due to a big mountain snowpack." data-attribution="Credit Marci Krivonen" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kajx/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201406/photo_%2811%29.JPG" alt="" /><p>This winter’s mega snowpack in the mountains is melting and filling reservoirs and rivers around the state. For whitewater rafting companies the big flows are good for thrills. But, some stretches are river are too full to float. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 57505 at http://www.kunc.org Big Water Boosts Flows For Whitewater Rafters What Happens In The Colorado Basin Affects The West http://www.kunc.org/post/what-happens-colorado-basin-affects-west <p></p><p>2014 is shaping up to be an “average” year for the Colorado River watershed, which provides water to 7 western states. That’s not good news, however, for states like California and Nevada which are already experiencing drought conditions.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jackie Fortier 53604 at http://www.kunc.org What Happens In The Colorado Basin Affects The West A Little Hydro Plant, But A 'Big Dog' In Colorado Water Rights http://www.kunc.org/post/little-hydro-plant-big-dog-colorado-water-rights <p>A complex series of agreements govern the distribution of water throughout the state. Along the Colorado River, farms, cities &amp; towns, and the recreation industry are all big players. But everyone takes a backseat to a tiny hydroelectric plant that’s over 100 years old.</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:45:05 +0000 Maeve Conran 52622 at http://www.kunc.org A Little Hydro Plant, But A 'Big Dog' In Colorado Water Rights