Denver Water

6:00am

Wed April 24, 2013
Environment

Change Of Heart: Graywater Bill Seeks Approval In State Legislature

2020 Lawrence uses graywater for landscape irrigation
Zocalo Community Development

A bill making its way through the Colorado Legislature will allow, for the first time, commercial and residential buildings to use graywater. A similar bill was killed last year.

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2:53pm

Wed December 12, 2012
Colorado Water

Study Projects Significant Water Shortages For Colorado River Users

A map of the Colorado River Basin
Shannon1 Wikipedia/CreativeCommons

A final study analyzing the future of the Colorado River Basin says the gap between supply and demand over the next 50 years is expected to be significant.

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5:00am

Wed May 16, 2012
Environment

Colorado River Water Deal Reached

State Bridge, CO. Colorado State Highway 131 as it crosses over the Colorado River in Eagle County
Jeffrey Beall Flickr-Creative Commons

Colorado’s largest water utility has signed a truce with western slope water agencies and governments over its future use of the stressed Upper Colorado River.

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6:00am

Thu May 10, 2012
Water

Rough Waters Ahead for Summit County Rivers and Reservoirs

This map shows basin snow water equivalent (SWE) as a percent of average.
NIDIS Colorado Climate Center

Historically low snowpack combined with earlier-than-usual runoff could make this summer difficult for water managers in Summit County. Water officials meeting this week to discuss options are drawing on lessons from a decade ago.

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1:47pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Environment

Colorado Water Utilities Bracing for Prolonged Drought

The drought-plagued San Luis Valley in southern Colorado
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Climatologists at Colorado State University are warning that 98% of the state is under drought conditions. This poses all kinds of concerns for the state’s recreation economy, and for water managers, whose job it is to secure water for five million people in a mostly arid state.

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