The agreement removes the prospect of a dam being built across the Crystal River at Placita — below McClure Pass and before the road to Marble — as well as a dam on Yank Creek, a tributary of Thompson Creek, which flows into the Crystal near Carbondale.
Renowned energy expert sends report to city council criticizing economic projections and other project details
The upper Roaring Fork River and the lower Crystal River are two of 19 sections of river in Colorado that the Colorado Water Trust has identified as high priority reaches for its 2013 water leasing program.
Current streamflow gauges can present an inaccurate picture of how much water is in the Roaring Fork River as it flows through Aspen.
Pitkin County wants a water court judge to rule that the planning period for a project that includes a dam on the upper Crystal River, and one on North Thompson Creek in the Thompson-Divide area, has lapsed since planning began in the late 1950s.
The 50-year-oldwastewater treatment system that serves 450 people at Aspen Village needs to be upgraded, but the deed-restricted community 10 miles below Aspen doesn’t have the money to do it …
A long list of powerful parties are still opposing Pitkin County’s efforts to obtain a water right for a kayak park on the Roaring Fork River in Basalt, and a trial date in water court is now looming downstream …
Due to water diversions during the hot and dry summer of 2012, sections of the Roaring Fork River through Aspen and the Crystal River above Carbondale were running significantly below the levels a state water agency says are necessary to protect the environment.
A 15-day trial has been set for Oct. 28 to decide if the city of Aspen has abandoned its water rights to produce hydropower on lower Castle Creek.
Pitkin County and the Colorado Water Conservation Board are finding it’s not easy to leave water in two local rivers for environmental purposes.