Reservoirs

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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6:18am

Mon April 28, 2014
Water

High Snowpack Has Frisco Marina Hoping For A Better Boating Season

Dillon Reservoir in June of 2013.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Although Dillon Reservoir is still frozen and snow covered, marina officials in Frisco are optimistic that things will be a lot rosier than the last few years.

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3:20pm

Fri April 11, 2014
Water

Water Board Sets Allotment For Northern Colorado Farmers, Cities

A power plant within Big Thompson Canyon, a crucial water way for the Colorado-Big Thompson project which pulls water from Western Slope streams to Front Range cities and farms.
Credit U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Northern Colorado farmers and municipalities will see a bump from last fall in how much supplemental water they receive from the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, which pulls Western Slope water to the Front Range.

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6:49am

Wed September 4, 2013
Water

Rethinking Reservoirs With An Eye Toward Colorado's Rivers

The Terrace Reservoir in the San Luis Valley provides irrigation water for farms downstream. It had a 200 acre-foot restriction imposed by the state because of an aging spillway.
Maeve Conran KGNU

All around Colorado, new collaborations are emerging around water storage and water use. Partnerships with reservoirs are turning out to be key in terms of environmental stewardship, river protection, and healthy communities that rely on water.

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