Environment

6:25am

Wed June 4, 2014
Water

Windy Gap, NISP Essential To Water Manager's Future Plans

A rustic cabin in the heart of the Windy Gap Firming Project.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

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.

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.

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5:50am

Tue June 3, 2014
Environment

Was The Greeley Quake A 'Frack Quake'?

A screencap from the Colorado Geological Survey's online earthquake and fault and fold map. Dark blue cirlces denote 1.60 to 2.59 magnitude quakes, bright red denotes 5.59 to 6.59.
Colorado Geological Survey

After a 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit Saturday evening near the northeastern Colorado town of Greeley, questions about its connection to oil and gas development started popping up on social media and in the blogosphere, with anti-fracking activists trying to make a link between the two.

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12:45pm

Mon June 2, 2014
Flooding

As Water Rises, Greeley Officials Keep Close Eye On Poudre River

A view of Rover Run Dog Park on F Street in Greeley, June 2, 2014.
Grace Hood KUNC

Some Greeley residents got a surprise Sunday night as the Greeley Fire Department initiated reverse-911 phone calls giving notice of voluntary evacuations near the Poudre River.

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3:37pm

Wed May 28, 2014
Environment

PHOTOS: Bigger Than Expected Damage Near Red Feather Lakes

Picture taken on May 23, 2014 of downed trees at Bellaire campground and day-use area in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests near Red Feather Lakes.
Reghan Cloudman USFS

3:38pm

Tue May 27, 2014
Environment

Northern Water Reservoirs Full As Spring Runoff Intensifies

The Cache La Poudre River at College Ave. bridge in Fort Collins on May 24, 2014.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC

Northern Colorado’s water storage is nearing capacity headed into the peak season for farm and residential users due to mountain snow melt and rains. Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake are already full.

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