Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District
The Poudre River is full of melted snow — so much so right now that levels are well above average in Larimer and Weld counties, spilling over banks, and flooding homes and businesses.
Grand County commissioners have approved a permit for a water project designed to supply about 825,000 residents in northeast Colorado, with conditions to mitigate its environmental impacts.
Colorado is wrapping up one of the driest summers ever. August was the fourth driest on record and water levels at reservoirs across the state are down dramatically.
Conservation groups and others urged Colorado wildlife commissioners Friday to tweak two major water providers’ plans for lessening effects of pending reservoir projects.