Poudre River

6:30am

Sat June 7, 2014
Flooding

Officials Urge Caution Around Raging Rivers

The Poudre River rages near Poudre Park on May 30, 2014.
Grace Hood KUNC

As temperatures rise, many flock to rivers and streams to cool off. Northern Colorado safety officials are urging “extreme caution” as rivers swell from their banks with higher-than-average snowpack. In the span of two weeks, three have died in the Poudre River due to the unsafe conditions.

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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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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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3:33pm

Tue February 11, 2014
Environment

EPA Chief Visits Fort Collins For Environmental Roundtable

John Stokes, director of the Fort Collins Natural Areas Department, discusses Poudre River projects with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Fort Collins Mayor Karen Weitkunat.
Grace Hood KUNC

Climate change and how local governments can respond to it was front and center during a visit to Fort Collins Feb. 11 by White House officials and the Head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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10:37am

Fri October 11, 2013

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