As spelled out in a Water Plan, grant request improvements to the section along the Crystal River will include streambank stabilization, river channel restoration, plant diversification, better access to the park, as well as an automated ditch headgate, if the town of Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Conservancy can convince Colorado Parks and Wildlife that it can be done with a light touch.
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The numbers are stark. Flow losses exceeding 15% when comparing records of the last 20 years to average conditions observed throughout most of the 20th century.
Methane leaks lurking in Coal Basin Recently at Aspen Journalism, we featured Sarah Tory’s piece about a climate problem lurking quietly near Redstone. The Carbondale-based freelancer and High Country News correspondent, writing this month for our Connie Harvey Environment Desk, went out on a day hike with an interesting stakeholder group to visit sites where […]
River District report highlights Western Slope concerns with state water-savings plan Staff will present framework at October board meeting By Heather Sackett | October 2, 2021 Other findings of the report are consistent with what River District and agriculture representatives have been saying since the state began its demand-management discussions in 2019: A program must […]
Steamboat explores program to cool the Yampa River; updates from the Roaring Fork Valley data dashboard and COVID-19 Tracking the Curve.
Last century’s data a stumbling point for Whitney Reservoir You don’t have to be Brad Udall — the renowned Colorado State University water and climate scientist — to know that streamflow conditions occurring between 1945 and 1994 no longer exist. That was one takeaway from an event held last week in the Homestake Valley, high […]
Aspen Journalism’s data journalist, Laurine Lassalle, looks at the 2020 census data, changes to Roaring Fork Valley demographics.