Tue June 21, 2011

Northern: 'Good Faith' Water Agreement Expected Soon

The Yampa River in northwest Colorado is running at record levels. But water managers caution this year is probably an anomaly.
KUNC file photo

Officials with the agency that provides water to scores of cities and farms in northeastern Colorado say they’re close to announcing an agreement that seeks to ease long-standing tensions between water users on the Front Range and the western slope.  The pending agreement is expected to be similar to one recently announced by Denver Water.

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Thu May 19, 2011

Water Project Supporters Rally in Northern Colorado

Congressman Cory Gardner (R-Colo) was among the speakers at a rally in support of the NISP project at the Larimer County Fairground.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Supporters of a large, proposed water storage project in northern Colorado staged what was billed as a jobs and economy rally in Loveland Thursday. 

Colorado Republican Congressman Cory Gardner was among the speakers.  He said says the Northern Integrated Supply Project, or NISP, would be a boost to the economy of northeastern Colorado.  

"We have to recognize that jobs and economic development across this state, are tied to our ability to store and deliver, clean, affordable water," Gardner said.

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Tue February 22, 2011

Reservoir Levels Strong, but Eastern Colorado Still Thirsty

Colorado Reservoir
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Colorado water officials say reservoir levels across the state are strong, but the next few months will determine how much water is available for the spring and early irrigation season.

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