U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Rapidly melting snow and heavy spring rains are sending Colorado’s rivers tumbling out of the mountains, so far claiming the lives of at least 11 people and forcing some whitewater rafting companies to seek out calmer rapids and stock extra safety gear.
A 45-day public comment period is now underway for a proposal to build two new reservoirs in Northern Colorado that requires federal approval.
The threat of yet even more rain is not good news for areas already dealing with high water. Some already-swollen reservoirs are having trouble getting back below flood levels.
The Cherry Creek Reservoir was flushed on Thursday.
Members of Congress came to Colorado this week with an inquiry about what is stalling a new hospital promised to veterans more than a decade ago.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it terminated a review of a Front Range water pipeline project before the man behind it could cancel it himself.
Colorado wildlife commissioners want to hear from the public on a proposal by Denver’s water utility to enlarge Gross Reservoir in Boulder County.