As snowmaking increases on Aspen Mountain and the Snowmass Ski Area, more water will be diverted from local streams.
Besides leaving more water in the river, another goal of the project is to serve as an example for other irrigators on the Crystal River.
Water in Ruedi Reservoir owned by the Colorado River District would be released to bolster winter flows to at least 70 cfs.
The district is talking with Xcel Energy about the big water right at the Shoshone hydro plant.
State supports new management plans for river basins in Eagle and Garfield counties.
The bill would require mine operators to prove they have enough financial backing to protect water quality.
Watching the snowpack, and prepping for drought.
‘Dams really do have a huge impact on the downstream ecosystem, and it’s not always talked about,’ CSU researcher says.
A growing number of professional communicators are working to educate the public about Colorado water.
River management plans are emerging for the Eagle, Colorado, and Roaring Fork rivers.