Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District

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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11:13pm

Thu April 10, 2014
Water

Deciding The Annual C-BT Water Quota Is A Delicate Balancing Act

The Flatiorn Pinstocks. These pipes carry C-BT water from the Western Slope to the northern Front Range.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

With mountain snowpack well above average and area reservoirs still full from last year’s flooding, it could be a banner year for water in Colorado. But just because there’s plenty of water to go around, it doesn’t mean water users will get all they want.

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5:00am

Mon March 31, 2014

8:23am

Wed October 23, 2013
Water

City Demands, 'Buy And Dry' Put A Target On Agricultural Water

Carver Ranch in Mesa County was bought in the 1970s by Ute Water District for its water rights.
Maeve Conran KGNU

Water has always been a source of conflict in the arid West, but in recent years the conflict between agriculture and growing cities has escalated as both entities compete for this limited resource.

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2:16pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Politics

Gardner's Water Storage Proposal Worries Poudre Backers

Cache La Poudre River as it flows through northern Fort Collins, Colorado
Creative Commons: Wikimedia

A potential piece of legislation proposed by Congressman Cory Gardner (R) regarding water storage is being criticized by Fort Collins environmental group Save the Poudre. At stake is the future of the Northern Integrated Supply Project or NISP.

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