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U.S. Bureau Of Reclamation

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Pot Growers Can’t Use Federal Irrigation Water

The U.S. Interior Department said Tuesday it doesn’t want federal irrigation water being used to grow marijuana in Washington, Colorado or anywhere else.

05/20/2014

The Colorado River (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Feds Begin Colorado River Water Drought Measures

After back-to-back driest years in a century on the Colorado River, federal water managers are giving Arizona and Nevada a 50-50 chance of having water deliveries cut in 2016.

08/16/2013

A view of the Colorado River from a scenic overlook at Glen Canyon on Nov. 22, 2004, in Page, Ariz. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

The Colorado: Challenged By Climate, Population

The Colorado River’s winter whisper in the Kawuneeche Valley was becoming a quiet spring roar last week as the stream hinted at the beginnings of the snowmelt’s pell-mell tumble off the mountains.

05/25/2013

The Colorado River (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Grand County OKs Permit For Windy Gap Project

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.

12/04/2012

The Colorado River (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

US, Mexico Close To Colorado River Water Use Pact

Government leaders in the United States and Mexico are close to signing a pact to add areas south of the border to Colorado River water sharing agreements involving seven Western U.S. states, officials said Friday.

11/09/2012

The Animas River (credit: usgs.gov)

Colorado Finalizes Contract On Animas-La Plata

Colorado has finalized a contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to buy water from the Animas-La Plata Project.

06/20/2012

Rob Billerbeck (credit: parks.state.co.us)

Park Service Names New Colorado River Coordinator

The former head of natural and cultural resource stewardship for Colorado State Parks has been named the Colorado River coordinator for the National Park Service.

05/08/2012

US Reviews Ideas For Boosting West’s Water Supply

Demand for water in the Colorado River basin is expected to overwhelm supply in the next 50 years as the West grows. So the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation asked the public what to do about it.

04/11/2012

Flaming Gorge Reservoir (credit: flaminggorge.com)

Flaming Gorge Proponent Estimates $1.4B Profit

A Colorado businessman seeking to build a pipeline to deliver water from Wyoming to Colorado’s Front Range estimates that whoever designs, builds, finances and operates the project could see at least a $1.4 billion profit.

04/04/2012

Horsetooth Reservoir (credit: CBS)

Horsetooth Reservoir Expected To Be Full This Week

Horsetooth Reservoir west of Fort Collins is expected to be full this week for the first time since 2004, thanks to deep mountain snow and heavy rains.

07/17/2011

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