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Letter: Colorado River fiasco should be a lesson to those backing California’s WaterFix

The Mercury News

Date: 5/19/2018 8:23:00 AM

Let me get this straight, the WaterFix solution is to address the crumbling Delta levee infrastructure and deliver water to points south for a cost of $650 million to Santa Clara Valley Water District ratepayers. Two questions need to be asked: 1) Why isn

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GUEST COLUMN: Finding solutions to the Colorado River's diminishing flows

The Gazette

Date: 5/19/2018 3:13:00 AM

The Colorado River may not be the largest river in the U.S., but it is a crucial resource supplying water to about 40 million people and irrigating close to 4 million acres of farm and ranch land each year. Because of its importance, in 1922, seven states

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Scientists hope bug experiment fattens Colorado River fish

The Herald-Standard

Date: 5/17/2018 11:11:00 PM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Any great fishing hole depends on the health and well-being of its bugs. In a key stretch of the Colorado River below a dam on the Arizona-Utah border, anglers have been pulling out long, skinny trout that don’t give up much of

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Time to trim back water allocations for Colorado River states

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date: 5/17/2018 9:24:00 PM

Kudos to Henry Brean for his excellent water coverage for more than a decade. Last week, he mentioned the Colorado River basin “is in the midst of the driest 19-year period on record and one of the worst drought cycles of the past 1,200 years

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Colorado River peaks early this year, is at record low levels

7News and

Date: 5/16/2018 10:16:00 PM

DENVER -- With dangerously low snowpack levels across the state, Colorado is facing water shortage. "Our whole quality of life in the west and in Colorado stems from health of snowpack and stream flows," said Jim Pokrandt with the Colorado River District

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• River: Colorado River
• Surface Area: 1,346 Acres
• Volume: 16,848 Acre Feet
Shadow Mountain Lake is a reservoir in Grand County, Colorado, near the headwaters of the Colorado River. Shadow Mountain Lake is created by Shadow Mountain Dam. The lake forms a continuous body of water with Grand Lake, the largest natural lake in Colorado; they are separated by gates.

Shadow Mountain Lake is part of Arapaho National Recreation Area.

The creation of Shadow Mountain Lake was authorized by the Colorado-Big Thompson bill, passed in 1937, which also created the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Water from the Grand Lake-Shadow Mountain Lake body is diverted through the Alva B. Adams tunnel, at the eastern edge of Grand Lake, into the Big Thompson River on the east side of the Continental Divide. Storage began in 1947.
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