Colorado River states start water-saving program

RBC I Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico have embarked on a unique test program to shore up declining reservoir levels if the 15-year drought that has plagued the Colorado River continues.

Workshop June 25 for small ag hydropower

MEEKER I Rio Blanco County residents are invited to learn about small-power hydropower for agriculture at a free workshop on June 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Meeker Library.

Phase 1 of feasibility study looks at new reservoir along river in county

Taylor Draw Dam, located about six miles east of Rangely, controls the water in Kenney Reservoir while also producing hydroelectric power. The two-mile reservoir is heavily silted and the eastern mile of the lake has almost been lost to water storage and recreation, bringing about the need for and the likelihood of a new reservoir along the river in Rio Blanco County 10 to 12 years down the road.

RBC I Phase 1 of the White River Storage Feasibility Study, released earlier this month, points to a new water storage reservoir within the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District (RBWCD) sometime within 10 to 12 years.

Letter to the Editor: Update on area river systems

Dear Editor: Please find attached a draft version of the Yampa/White basin overview that was included in the SWSI 2010 report, including some revisions suggested by the CWCB Board in November 2013. As you may know, CWCB staff will present a first draft version of Colorado’s Water Plan Chapter 2. Overview of each basin at […]

Public input on Colorado water sought in Rangely today and Meeker Feb. 24

RBC I Colorado is developing a water plan that will affect everyone, and roundtable discussions in Meeker and Rangely in February will help residents learn what they need to know and how to help shape the future of Colorado water.

Colorado’s innovative solution

RBC I Since April 2007, Colorado’s water planners have ignored Central Colorado Project’s (CCP) innovative high altitude water and energy storage solution for state and regional needs. This oversight is a serious violation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rules.