Poudre River

5:00am

Wed July 25, 2012
Environment

'NISP' Water Project Backers Rally in Fort Lupton

Left Hand Water District manager Chris Smith speaks at a NISP rally in Fort Lupton Tuesday afternoon.
Kirk Siegler KUNC

Supporters of a controversial water diversion and storage project along the Poudre River in northern Colorado staged a rally yesterday in Fort Lupton, saying the current drought gripping the state is reason to fast track the stalled Northern Integrated Supply Project, or NISP.

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6:54am

Mon July 9, 2012
Parks & Rec

PHOTOS: Spirit Of The Canyon Survives Fire And Flood

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Dave Dennis KUNC

Spirits were high on Sunday at this year's annual whitewater race. The race was run in "blackwater" as soot ran into the Poudre River from High Park Fire burn areas.

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6:00am

Thu May 17, 2012
Environment

Rafters Worry Low Stream Flows Could Leave Them Up a Creek

Rafting the Poudre, August 2011. Can you spot KUNC's Grace Hood and Erin O'Toole?
A Wanderlust Adventure

Rafting season officially kicked off on May 15. But northern Colorado outfitters are concerned that drought and low snowpack may put a damper on this year’s season and profits.

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11:12am

Tue July 19, 2011
Poudre River

Inner Tubes, Small Rafts Allowed Back on Poudre River

by Kent Kanouse Flickr

As sweltering temperatures continue along the Front Range, Larimer County authorities have lifted restrictions barring the use of inner tubes on the Poudre River.

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1:42pm

Tue June 28, 2011
Local

Poudre Rafting Outfits Report Less Business

Mountain Whitewater Descents in North Fort Collins is sending fewer customers up the Poudre Canyon this year for rafting adventures. Owner Brad Modesitt says business has decreased at least 25 percent,
Grace Hood

Some rafting companies along the Poudre River in Fort Collins say business is down. That’s despite having some of the best water in years.

Mountain Whitewater Descents in North Fort Collins is sending fewer customers up the Poudre Canyon this year for rafting adventures. Owner Brad Modesitt says business has decreased at least 25 percent this year. He says media coverage over high runoff and last week’s downing death has led some customers to believe the river is too dangerous to float.

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