Colorado Water Conservation Board

12:21pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Environment

Colorado Governor Addresses Fracking and Water Concerns

At a meeting of state water managers in Broomfield Thursday, Governor John Hickenlooper called for more cooperation when it comes to finding solutions to Colorado’s looming water shortages.  

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12:52pm

Tue February 28, 2012
Environment

Report Critical of Large Water Storage Projects

The Arkansas River outside of Cotopaxi, Colorado
LeeAnne Adams Flickr - Creative Commons

The second in a two-part report released Tuesday by a Boulder-based conservation group projects that water managers in the Arkansas River basin can exceed expected water demands by implementing a mix of conservation and small water storage projects.

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5:00am

Thu June 30, 2011
Water

Conservationists Mobilize to Protect River

The Yampa Canyon through the Dinosaur National Monument is prized for its scenery and whitewater.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Colorado’s Yampa River is one of the last-free flowing rivers in the West and its water has long been eyed by the oil shale industry and by water agencies looking for new sources to tap to feed communities and farms hundreds of miles away.  But recently Shell Oil shelved an application to divert water from the Yampa for mining, and a powerful Front Range water utility has put its interest in the Yampa on hold.  This has environmentalists looking to seize the moment and drum up support to protect the river.

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12:53pm

Wed June 15, 2011
Flooding Threat

Flood Threat May be Passing

Creative Commons

A flood warning is in effect through the weekend for Moffat County because of melting snow. But overall, the flood threat is starting to dissipate.

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1:34pm

Tue May 31, 2011
Flooding Threat

Flood Threat Rises in Northwest Colorado

Flooding along Gore Creek in June 2010.
Colorado Water Conservation Board

The risk of flooding from mountain snowpack is expected to pick up this week as temperatures climb to some of the highest of the season.

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