Colorado water management


Thu December 13, 2012

Disaster Bill Could Include State Watershed Restoration Funds

Charles Willgren Flickr - Creative Commons

A $60.4 billion disaster appropriations bill for Hurricane Sandy relief and rebuilding now includes $125 million for restoration efforts at Colorado watersheds damaged by this summer’s wildfires.

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Wed October 3, 2012

With Debate In Denver, Udall Says Colorado Plays Role In Nation's Future

U.S. Senate
  • Nathan Heffel speaking with Mark Udall

All eyes will be on Colorado tonight as the University of Denver hosts the first presidential debate. We recently sat down with Colorado Senator Mark Udall to discuss the role Colorado is playing in this year’s campaign, as well as the issues facing the state as the election nears.

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Wed September 26, 2012


Thu May 10, 2012

Rough Waters Ahead for Summit County Rivers and Reservoirs

This map shows basin snow water equivalent (SWE) as a percent of average.
NIDIS Colorado Climate Center

Historically low snowpack combined with earlier-than-usual runoff could make this summer difficult for water managers in Summit County. Water officials meeting this week to discuss options are drawing on lessons from a decade ago.

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Thu April 5, 2012

Continued Warm, Dry Weather Has CO Water Managers Vigilant

Drought in Colorado
Carlye Calvin courtesy of University Center for Atmospheric Research

This week we’ve been reporting on March’s record hot, dry weather – and now we’ve learned the state’s snowpack declined by as much as 30% last month. Perhaps a more alarming figure is the fact that 98% of the state is currently in some level of drought.

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