"Up to 625 cubic feet per second (CFS) rushes through the Twin Lakes Tunnel."
"The project includes the demolition of the existing boat ramp, located directly next to the Colorado 13 bridge on the south side of the Colorado River, which was installed in 1996."
"Northern Water began applying for permits in 2003, and the federal government approved the project in December 2014. Since then, the water district has been working on the rest of its needed permits.
"On the agenda for the regular board meeting Wednesday and Thursday will be a range of topics including a strategic planning session, reports from the directors of the nine river basins and, to start things off at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, a progress report on the steps taken since last November when the water plan was first presented to the CWCB."
“'I certainly hope that the Aspen City Council didn’t need emails from citizens to understand that building a 15-story tall dam within view of Maroon Bells in one of the most cherished places on the planet, might be offensive to some citizens,' Gardner-Smith said."
"The small grass fire that broke out on the lower third of the Heavenly Daze trail at Steamboat Ski Area early on the evening of Sept. 19 was believed to have been caused by a careless smoker riding the gondola while it ferried guests to and from the final Sunset Happy Hour of the summer season at Thunderhead."
"Clinton’s plan describes the dimensions of the problem that the federal government will face during the next presidency, noting that the Colorado River Basin on which the West’s big cities, such as Phoenix and Las Vegas and to some degree Los Angeles, depend is in its 16th year of drought."
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
"One such effort is the landmark Pilot System Conservation Program, aimed at funding water-efficiency and conservation projects that reduce demands on the Colorado River."
Source: Arizona Daily Star
"Building dams in the upper reaches of the Castle and Maroon Creek valleys may seem unthinkable to many in the environmental community, but city of Aspen water managers are asking for elected officials’ blessing to preserve the conditional water rights to do just that as a hedge against climate change,"
"Coram said he floated the idea of charging 25 cents per 1,000 gallons of water on delivery to homes and businesses, to get people talking."
"Assuming the district finishes the approximately $200,000 project Monday, it would once again be able to start providing water from Harvey Gap Reservoir to its hundreds of customers below the reservoir."
"Few of the speakers described a rosy picture of the Colorado River Basin’s future, and all underscored the challenging circumstances that stakeholders urgently need to confront."