Water

5:11pm

Mon January 28, 2013
Politics

Senate Rejects Udall-Bennet Emergency Watershed Restoration Amendment

Senator Michael Bennet on the floor of the U.S. Senate discussing emergency watershed protection funding

The U.S. Senate declined to consider an amendment introduced by Colorado Democratic Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet that would have provided emergency watershed restoration funding for areas of Colorado damaged by last year's wildfires.

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12:15pm

Sun January 27, 2013
Environment

Douglas County Open Space To See Aquifer Drilling

Map of the Colorado Plateaus Aquifer that covers an area of approximately 110,00 square miles in the Western U.S.
Credit United States Geological Service

The plan to draw drinking water from deep beneath the earth’s surface is based on a traditional premise - that water from far underground is uncontaminated.

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3:12pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Watershed

Udall And Bennet Make Another Push For Watershed Restoration Funding

Screencap of Senator Michael Bennet standing by a photo of the blackened Poudre on the Senate floor
YouTube.com

Colorado Democratic Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are making one final push for emergency watershed protection funding to be included in Hurricane Sandy disaster-relief legislation.

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12:31pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Environment

Colorado Snowpack: 'The Situation Is Pretty Grim Right Now'

Colorado SNOTEL Snowpack Update Map
National Resources Conservation Service USDA

Colorado’s top water experts met Wednesday to assess the state’s snowpack. The news isn’t good.

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3:53pm

Sat January 12, 2013
Environment

From Corn Belt To Main Street: The Drought's Far-Reaching Grasp

Originally published on Sat January 12, 2013 5:37 pm

The sun shines above a farm near White City, Kan., in November.
Orlin Wagner AP

The U.S. had its hottest year on record last year. That heat, combined with the relatively dry winter that came before, has brought a historic drought.

From forest fires and low crop yields, to infrastructure and recreation, the drought has been costly, with early estimates putting the cost at between $50 billion and $80 billion.

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