Poudre River


Mon January 14, 2013

Bennet Presses House For Poudre River Restoration Funding

The Poudre River during the High Park Fire.

During a visit to the Greeley Bellvue Water Treatment Plant, Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet urged the US House of Representatives to fund $120 million for Emergency Watershed Protection. 

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Thu December 13, 2012

Poudre River Still Troubling Water Managers Since High Park Fire

Ash and other debris from summer wildfires cake the edge of the Poudre River, a key source of Greeley's drinking water.
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Sun September 23, 2012

Greeley Asks Residents To Stop Watering Lawns Early

Andrew pmk Wikimedia Commons

The City of Greeley is asking water customers to voluntarily stop watering their lawns by Oct. 1. That’s two weeks before the typical recommendation to stop regular lawn watering.

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Thu September 6, 2012
Wildfire Science

Greeley Water And The Conundrum Of The Contaminated Poudre

The normally pristine Poudre River near the Milton Seaman Reservoir is now black with soot and ash.
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It’s been ten years since the Hayman fire, and Denver water officials are still dealing with the fire’s impact to its water supply. In Northern Colorado, water managers are just beginning to assess the damage to their complex system of reservoirs and holding ponds following this summer’s wildfires. 

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Thu August 9, 2012