News about Boulder Creek Watershed Issues
Proposed legislation focuses on water resource use in power generation
US Forest Service
proposes a new management plan to
protect the South Platte River
City of Boulder's Lakewood Pipeline passes second pressure test
Colorado Water Supply Initiative predicts
need for significant new water resources statewide
Safe disposal of expired pharmaceuticals not well defined
The Federal Government has released a Platte River management plan study
Colorado Water Availabilty Task Force not yet concerned about local water supplies
Colorado Drought Task Force warns of continuing dry conditions especially along the Front Range
Water tap fees surging in metro area suburbs needing new water sources
Below average South Platte snow pack sustains concern for upcoming year
Lefthand canyon homeowners sue Xcel over Overland wildfire
Supreme Court case could impact Colorado's many transmountain water diversions
City of Boulder has scheduled 2 public meetings
and an online survey
new water utility rate structure.
Front Range snowpack cause of concern amidst generally positive state wide levels
The season's first INSTARR snowpack report is generally optimistic though local snowpack below average.
Water district condemnation powers used to seize land for future development
Federal government seeks to suppress information on potential chemical risks to communities.
Western Resource Advocates
a comparative study of urban water use in the Southwestern United States
The Colorado Water Quality Control Division
has released a draft assessment of Colorado's impaired stream segements including sections of Boulder Creek.
The Boulder Creek Millennium Baseline Study of pesticide, hormone and pharmaceutical contaminants in Boulder Creek is now available from the USGS.
Colorado River Return Reconnaissance Study (summary) and (full report) now available in PDF from the Colorado Water Conservation Board www site.
Colorado River Return Reconnaissance Study
(aka "The Big Straw") estimates cost of $3.8 - 15 billion.
"Windy Gap Firming" project reviews a
Little Thompson reservoir site outside Lyons.
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