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Colorado Is Cracking Down On Illegal Ponds In The Arkansas River Basin

The state is evaluating more than 10,000 ponds in the Arkansas River basin to determine if they’re legal. According to the Colorado Division of Water Resources, many were constructed without water rights or permits. Read more at krcc.org

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Pueblo’s Newspaperman And Water Guardian: Remembering Robert Hoag Rawlings

Bob Rawlings in The Pueblo Chieftain pressroom in 2009. Courtesy: John Jaques/Pueblo Chieftain Robert “Bob” Rawlings worked as a newspaperman for 70 years. More than half that time was at the helm of The Pueblo Chieftain, Colorado’s oldest operating daily newspaper. … Continue reading

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Stormwater control agreement allows water pipeline to open on schedule

Yesterday, Pueblo County approved a storm water control plan totaling at least $460 million paid by Colorado Springs. This agreement will allow a new pipeline to start operations as planned tomorrow. The Southern Delivery System or SDS is designed to … Continue reading

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Demolition Underway as Major Repairs Begin on Arkansas River Levee in Pueblo

Demolition work has begun to remove the top 12 feet of a section of the Arkansas River Levee in Pueblo. It’s part of the first phase of a project to repair the aging structure and meet FEMA flood control guidelines. … Continue reading

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Water Use Decreases Nationally, Shortages Still Loom in Colorado

Water use across the country has reached its lowest level in nearly 45 years, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Yet, western states still face shortages and just a dozen states account for half the nation’s water … Continue reading

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