Gunnison County commissioners expressed concern that an immediate, partial ban would be counterproductive but called for partner agencies to ‘lean in’ to long-term solutions.
This system, used widely in the western United States, creates an opening for investors who see water as an increasingly valuable commodity in a water-short future, driven by climate change.
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Last week, 36% of the COVID-19 cases in Pitkin County were confirmed or suspected COVID-19 variants.
It’s still unclear whether or when the dam will need to be rehabilitated; that’s what adding more monitoring instruments may help the district figure out.
The Storm Peak Lab station will be the latest added to a growing network of dust-on-snow monitoring towers across Colorado and Utah. Such stations offer key insights to researchers studying how dust impacts the timing and intensity of snowpack melt.
An academic study found broad-based concern among residents about “degraded quality of life” related to the increasing number of visitors.
The reservoir release also could have implications for a potential demand-management program, the feasibility of which the state is currently investigating.
Pitkin County’s goal was to get more water into the habitually stressed reach of the Roaring Fork that flows through Aspen during the summer and fall.
Technological inequities have long been present in rural places, but the COVID-19 shutdowns illuminated just how deeply entrenched the problem was.