Water Quality in Eastern Plains Region

 Irrigation And Groundwater

   
Articles on Irrigation And Groundwater
pdf Agricultural Chemicals and Groundwater Protection Program
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The Agricultural Chemicals and Groundwater Protection Program was created to protect groundwater and the environment from impairment or degradation due to the improper use of agricultural chemicals while allowing for their proper and correct use.

pdf Guide to Well Permits, Water Rights, and Water Administration
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By law, every new well in the state that diverts ground water must have a well permit. In order to obtain a permit, a person must file an application for approval of a permit with the State Engineer.& ...

pdf How Well Do You Know Your Water Well? Groundwater and Water Wells in Colorado
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This informative booklet has been prepared as a reference guide for private water well owners throughout the state. In it you will find basic information concerning the groundwater that is supplied to you from your private water well.

pdf Lawn Irrigation Guide: An Easy Way to Save Water
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Lawn irrigation accounts for nearly half of homeowner water usage. Many homeowners irrigate too often and for too short a period to meet lawn and especially landscaping (tree and shrub) needs.

pdf Water Quality in the West
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Policy Resolution 2014-04: States have jurisdiction over water resource allocation decisions and are responsible for how to balance state water resource needs within Clean Water Act objectives.

pdf Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2010
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This report is the 13th in a series of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Circular reports that have been published every 5 years since 1950.

pdf Water Transfers in the West: Projects, Trends, and Leading Practices in Voluntary Water Trading
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Provides an overview on how the region can help meet growing demands for water with voluntary market-based sales and leases of water rights.

Irrigation And Groundwater Organizations & Professionals
There are 125 resources serving Eastern Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Irrigation And Groundwater Organizations & Professionals serving Eastern Plains Region
Geologists / Hydrologists
Bishop-Brogden Associates, Inc.
Joy E. Barnett - Office Manager - Englewood, CO
Brett Jordan
HydroGeo Designs LLC - Hydrologist/Engineer - Buena Vista, CO
Brett Jordan, PhD, PE
HydroGeo Designs LLC - Hydraulic Engineer - Houston, TX
Brink Inc.
Philip Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Bruce Collins, PhD
- Silt, CO
Buckhorn Geotech
- Montrose, CO
Donald C. Graham
Headwaters Explorations - Professional Geologist-Certified Environmental Specialist - Gunnison, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Gary D. Witt, P.G., CPG
Vice President - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
Jonathan E. Jones, P.E., D.WRE
CEO and President - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
Ninyo & Moore
- San Diego, CA
Peter McCarville
- Crawford, CO
Steve Boyle
BIO-Logic, Inc. - Principal & Senior Biologist - Montrose, CO
WRS Infrastructure & Environment
- Tampa, FL
Government Agencies
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Charles Hanagan
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) - County Executive Director - Rocky Ford, CO , CO
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Don Brown - Commissioner - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Mike King - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety
- Denver, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources
Laura Kalafus - Program Assistant - Denver, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources Division Office 1
Linda Korf - Program Assistant - Greeley, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources Division Office 2
Wendy Hunker - Program Assistant - Pueblo, CO
Colorado Ecological Service Field Office - USFWS
Susan Linner - Colorado Field Supervisor - Denver, CO
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Matt Lepore - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Bob Broscheid - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Ryan Lockwood - External & Media Communications Program Manager - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State Land Board
Mindy Gottsegen - Conservation Services Manager - Denver, CO
Dawna Weirich
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) - County Executive Director - Eads, CO
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Lynne Smith
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) - County Executive Director - Cheyenne Wells, CO
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Colorado State Office - Denver, CO
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Jane Bral - Fund Supervisor - Division of Oil and Public Safety - Denver, CO
Scott Brase
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) - County Executive Director - Lamar, CO
Scott Brase
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) - County Executive Director - Las Animas, CO
Sonja Plagge
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) - Acting County Executive Director - Springfield, CO
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Leland Swenson - State Executive Director - Denver, CO
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Brenda Toft - County Executive Director - Hugo, CO
Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Cheyenne, WY
Western Governors’ Association
James Ogsbury - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Brink Inc.
Philip Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Center Pivot Irrigation
- Yuma, CO
Central Pump Company, Inc.
- Center, CO
Circle L Irrigation
- Sterling, CO
Colorado Plains Irrigation, LLC
Randy Long - Owner - Wiley, CO
Deroche Contractors
- Fort Morgan, CO
H. Manning Company
- Lamar, CO
Hitchcock, Inc.
- Burlington, CO
J & J Irrigation Inc.
Jim Williams - President - Wray, CO
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
P Diamond Irrigation Sales & Service
- Kersey, CO
Plains Irrigation, Inc.
- Sterling, CO
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Quality Irrigation - Yuma
- Yuma, CO
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Valley Irrigation of Greeley
- Greeley, CO
Wiggins Electric
- Wiggins, CO
Soil / Water Testing Labs
Brink Inc.
Philip Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Brink, Inc.
Phil Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Cañon City District of the Colorado State Forest Service
John Grieve - District Forester - Cañon City, CO
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Colorado Building Farmers
Project Director - Dawn Thilmany - Longmont, CO
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Don Brown - Commissioner - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Legacy Program
Joseph A. Duda - Dupty State Forester - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Products Program
Kristina Hughes - Program Administrator - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Matt Lepore - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Mike Lester - State Forester and Director - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Tree Farm Program
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wetlands for Wildlife Program
Brian Sullivan - Wetlands Program Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wildlife Habitat Protection Program
Matt Lucia - Land Protection Specialist - Denver, CO
Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado’s Forest Stewardship Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Services Division - Colorado Department of Agriculture
Cindy Lair - State Conservation Program Manager - Broomfield, CO
Cooperative Habitat Improvement Program (CHIP)
Colorado Division of Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
Forest Agricultural Classification Program
Colorado State Forest Service - Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Boyd Lebeda - District Forester - Fort Collins, CO
Fort Morgan District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Boyd Lebeda - Acting District Forester - Fort Morgan, CO
Franktown District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Kristin Garrison - District Forester - Franktown, CO
Game Damage Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Habitat Partnership Program
Pat Tucker - Colorado Parks & Wildlife, State Coordinator - Grand Junction, CO
Hunter Education Shooting Range Small Grant Program
Todd Schmidt, Hunter Education Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
La Junta District Office of the Colorado State Forest Service
Donna Davis - District ForesterCO
La Veta District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Mark Loveall - Acting District Forester - La Veta, CO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Habitat Improvement Program (LPCHIP)
Colorado Parks and WildlifeCO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Cheyenne, WY
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Jane Bral - Fund Supervisor - Division of Oil and Public Safety - Denver, CO
Pheasant Habitat Improvement Program
Colorado Division of Wildlife - Sterling, CO
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Recovery & Conservation Plans
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Southern Rockies Fire Science Network (SRFSN)
Gloria Edwards, SRFSN Program Coordinator - Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship - Fort Collins, CO
Tammy VerCauteren
Executive Director, Administration - Prairie Partners Program - Fort Collins, CO
The Conservation Plan for Grassland Species
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Walk-in Access Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Wetland Wildlife Conservation Program
Brian Sullivan, Wetlands Program Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
Water Conservation
Colorado WaterWise
- Denver, CO
Hortau Simplified Irrigation
Doug Larson - Regional Manager - Haxtun, CO
SME Environmental, Inc.
Sean Moore - Principal - Durango, CO
The Colorado Water Trust
Amy Beatie - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Water for Colorado
CO
WestWater Research, LLC
Clay Landry - Managing Director - Boise, ID
Water Districts and Associations
Central Colorado Water Conservancy District
Tammy Rusch - Office Manager - Greeley, CO
Colorado Rural Water Association
Tom Wall - Executive Director - Pueblo West, CO
Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District
Carla Quezada - Office Manager - Rocky Ford, CO
Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District
Deanna Eskew - Secretary - Sterling, CO
Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District
Greg Silkensen - Assistant Communications Manager - Berthoud, CO
Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District
Thelma Lujan - Secretary & District Water Coordinator - Trinidad, CO
Republican River Water Conservation District
Deb Daniel - General Manager - Wray, CO
Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District
Margie Medina - Pueblo, CO

 Surface Water Quality

   
Articles on Surface Water Quality
pdf Graywater Information Sheet
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As a result of 2013 legislation, we developed Regulation 86: Graywater Control Regulation, which was adopted by the Water Quality Control Commission on November 9, 2015.

Colorado Division of Water Resources Surface Water Conditions

This web site provides access to current surface water conditions from gages maintained by the Division of Water Resources, as well as the U.S. Geological Survey and local entities. This web site also provides public access to historical data.  The Colorado Division of Water Resources administers water rights and interstate compact agreements throughout the state. To administer these, the Division maintains a network of stream and reservoir monitoring sites which collect and transmit periodic data values. Find a stream gage

pdf How Well Do You Know Your Water Well? Groundwater and Water Wells in Colorado
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This informative booklet has been prepared as a reference guide for private water well owners throughout the state. In it you will find basic information concerning the groundwater that is supplied to you from your private water well.

pdf State Oil & Natural Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources
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This report is designed to equip regulators and policymakers with pertinent data and observations to consider when evaluating and revising rules in their states.

EPA Cannot Regulate Stormwater Flow, Only Pollutants in Stormwater
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A federal court held last month that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot regulate storm water flow in setting a total maximum daily load for impaired waters under the Clean Water Act.

pdf Water Quality in the West
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Policy Resolution 2014-04: States have jurisdiction over water resource allocation decisions and are responsible for how to balance state water resource needs within Clean Water Act objectives.

pdf Water Resource Management in the West
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Policy Resolution 2014-03: As the preeminent authority on water management within their boundaries, states have the right to develop, use, control and distribute the surface water and groundwater located within their boundaries, subject to international treaties and interstate agreements and judicial decrees.

pdf The History of Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Interviews with U.S. Department of Agriculture Pioneers
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Just as snow gives the West water, snow surveys give the West’s water users the knowledge needed for successful conservation. Major sectors of the region’s economy—agriculture, industry, recreation, and government—base their water management plans on information from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Snow Survey and Supply Forecasting Program.& ...

pdf Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Increasing Landowner Compensation for Ecosystem Services
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This report provides an overview of existing payment programs and markets, and discusses the concepts of bundling and stacking, offer policy recommendations, and provides examples of current efforts to more effectively integrate payment opportunities for landowners.

pdf Getting Paid for Stewardship: An Agricultural Community Water Quality Trading Guide
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Agricultural producers are finding opportunities to get paid for their stewardship activities through water quality trading. Generally, they sell the amount of nutrients or sediment reduced by conservation practices.

Surface Water Quality Organizations & Professionals
There are 172 resources serving Eastern Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Surface Water Quality Organizations & Professionals serving Eastern Plains Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Alan Carpenter, PhD
Land Stewardship Consulting, Inc. - Boulder, CO
Amanda Horvath
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Anna Schmidt
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Basin Wildlife Consulting
Rick Danvir - Casper, WY
Bob Hix
Pheasants Forever Inc. - Regional Field Representative - Aurora, CO
Chris Pague
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Senior Conservation Ecologist - Denver, CO
David McGillivary
Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program - Chief - Lakewood, CO
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Eddie Bennett
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Gillian Bee
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies - Stewardship Director - Fort Collins, CO
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Jacqueline Trout
WSFR - Lands Branch - Team Leader, Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
John Sanderson
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Conservation Science - Boulder, CO
Jonathan Lowsky
Colorado Wildlife Science, LLC - Principal Ecologist - Basalt, CO
Judson Spicer
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lisa Tasker
EM Ecological, LLC - Principal Ecologist - Aspen, CO
Matt Tobler
Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting, LLC - Natural Resource Specialist/Director - Fort Collins, CO
Otto Jose
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Team Leader, Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Patty Knupp
Area Biologist - USDA-NRCS Area Three Office - Pueblo, CO
Roe Ecological Services, LLC
Chris and Kelly Roe - Logan, KS
Roger Wolfe
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Manager - Topeka, KS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Seth Gallagher
Sage Grouse Initiative - Field Capacity and Delivery Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
Shannon Bowling
Pheasants Forever - Farm Bill Biologist - Bethune, CO
Stephen R. Wenger
- Glade Park, CO
Steve Boyle
BIO-Logic, Inc. - Principal & Senior Biologist - Montrose, CO
Tammy VerCauteren
Executive Director, Administration - Prairie Partners Program - Fort Collins, CO
Terri Schulz
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Landscape Science and Management - Denver, CO
Tim Malloy
TG Malloy Consulting, LLC - Land Planner - Glenwood Springs, CO
West Elks Ecological Consulting
Dawn Barton - Owner, Founder of West Elks, and Principal Biologist - Carbondale, CO
WRS Infrastructure & Environment
- Tampa, FL
Fisheries Biologists
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Joanne Grady
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Mountain-Prairie Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Denver, CO
Mike Cotter
WSFR - Fish and Wildlife Branch - Fishery Biologist - Lakewood, CO
Government Agencies
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Charles Hanagan
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) - County Executive Director - Rocky Ford, CO , CO
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Don Brown - Commissioner - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Mike King - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety
- Denver, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources
Laura Kalafus - Program Assistant - Denver, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources Division Office 1
Linda Korf - Program Assistant - Greeley, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources Division Office 2
Wendy Hunker - Program Assistant - Pueblo, CO
Colorado Ecological Service Field Office - USFWS
Susan Linner - Colorado Field Supervisor - Denver, CO
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Matt Lepore - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Bob Broscheid - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Ryan Lockwood - External & Media Communications Program Manager - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State Land Board
Mindy Gottsegen - Conservation Services Manager - Denver, CO
Dawna Weirich
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) - County Executive Director - Eads, CO
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Lynne Smith
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) - County Executive Director - Cheyenne Wells, CO
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Colorado State Office - Denver, CO
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Jane Bral - Fund Supervisor - Division of Oil and Public Safety - Denver, CO
Scott Brase
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) - County Executive Director - Las Animas, CO
Scott Brase
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) - County Executive Director - Lamar, CO
Sonja Plagge
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) - Acting County Executive Director - Springfield, CO
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Leland Swenson - State Executive Director - Denver, CO
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Brenda Toft - County Executive Director - Hugo, CO
Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Cheyenne, WY
Western Governors’ Association
James Ogsbury - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
3 Quarter Circle Land and Water Co.
Casey Kemp - President - Greenwood Village, CO
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, CO
Bishop-Brogden Associates, Inc.
Joy E. Barnett - Office Manager - Englewood, CO
Country Natural Beef
Wes Davies - Customer Service - Burns, OR
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
ESCO Associates Inc.
David Buckner, PhD - Boulder, CO
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
John Sanderson
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Conservation Science - Boulder, CO
Jonathan E. Jones, P.E., D.WRE
CEO and President - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
Kenneth R. Wright, P.E., D.WRE
Chief Financial Officer and Principal Engineer - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Matt Tobler
Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting, LLC - Natural Resource Specialist/Director - Fort Collins, CO
Riparian Restoration Connection
Julie Knudson - Tamarisk Coalition - Grand Junction, CO
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
SME Environmental, Inc.
Sean Moore - Principal - Durango, CO
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
T. Andrew Earles, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, CPESC
Vice President of Water Resources - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
Wayne F. Lorenz, P.E.
Chief Engineer - Wright Water Engineers - Denver, CO
Soil / Water Testing Labs
Brink Inc.
Philip Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Brink, Inc.
Phil Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Cañon City District of the Colorado State Forest Service
John Grieve - District Forester - Cañon City, CO
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Colorado Building Farmers
Project Director - Dawn Thilmany - Longmont, CO
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Don Brown - Commissioner - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Legacy Program
Joseph A. Duda - Dupty State Forester - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Forest Products Program
Kristina Hughes - Program Administrator - Broomfield, CO
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Matt Lepore - Director - Denver, CO
Colorado State Forest Service
Mike Lester - State Forester and Director - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Tree Farm Program
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wetlands for Wildlife Program
Brian Sullivan - Wetlands Program Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Wildlife Habitat Protection Program
Matt Lucia - Land Protection Specialist - Denver, CO
Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Colorado’s Forest Stewardship Program
Susan Matthews - Forest Management Division Supervisor - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Services Division - Colorado Department of Agriculture
Cindy Lair - State Conservation Program Manager - Broomfield, CO
Cooperative Habitat Improvement Program (CHIP)
Colorado Division of Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
Forest Agricultural Classification Program
Colorado State Forest Service - Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Boyd Lebeda - District Forester - Fort Collins, CO
Fort Morgan District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Boyd Lebeda - Acting District Forester - Fort Morgan, CO
Franktown District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Kristin Garrison - District Forester - Franktown, CO
Game Damage Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Habitat Partnership Program
Pat Tucker - Colorado Parks & Wildlife, State Coordinator - Grand Junction, CO
Hunter Education Shooting Range Small Grant Program
Todd Schmidt, Hunter Education Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
La Junta District Office of the Colorado State Forest Service
Donna Davis - District ForesterCO
La Veta District of the Colorado State Forest Service
Mark Loveall - Acting District Forester - La Veta, CO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Habitat Improvement Program (LPCHIP)
Colorado Parks and WildlifeCO
Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Cheyenne, WY
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Jane Bral - Fund Supervisor - Division of Oil and Public Safety - Denver, CO
Pheasant Habitat Improvement Program
Colorado Division of Wildlife - Sterling, CO
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Ranching for Wildlife
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Recovery & Conservation Plans
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Southern Rockies Fire Science Network (SRFSN)
Gloria Edwards, SRFSN Program Coordinator - Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship - Fort Collins, CO
Tammy VerCauteren
Executive Director, Administration - Prairie Partners Program - Fort Collins, CO
The Conservation Plan for Grassland Species
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Denver, CO
Walk-in Access Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Denver, CO
Wetland Wildlife Conservation Program
Brian Sullivan, Wetlands Program Coordinator - Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Fort Collins, CO
Water Conservation
Colorado WaterWise
- Denver, CO
Hortau Simplified Irrigation
Doug Larson - Regional Manager - Haxtun, CO
SME Environmental, Inc.
Sean Moore - Principal - Durango, CO
The Colorado Water Trust
Amy Beatie - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Water for Colorado
CO
WestWater Research, LLC
Clay Landry - Managing Director - Boise, ID
Water Districts and Associations
Central Colorado Water Conservancy District
Tammy Rusch - Office Manager - Greeley, CO
Colorado Rural Water Association
Tom Wall - Executive Director - Pueblo West, CO
Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District
Carla Quezada - Office Manager - Rocky Ford, CO
Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District
Deanna Eskew - Secretary - Sterling, CO
Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District
Greg Silkensen - Assistant Communications Manager - Berthoud, CO
Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District
Thelma Lujan - Secretary & District Water Coordinator - Trinidad, CO
Republican River Water Conservation District
Deb Daniel - General Manager - Wray, CO
Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District
Margie Medina - Pueblo, CO
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Barry Rhea
Rhea Environmental Consulting - Owner, primary consultant - Mancos, CO
Basin Wildlife Consulting
Rick Danvir - Casper, WY
Conservation Science Partners - Colorado Headquarters
Brett Dickson, PhD - President & Chief Scientist - Fort Collins, CO
Dan Prenzlow
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Southeast Region Manager - Colorado Springs, CO
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
ESCO Associates Inc.
David Buckner, PhD - Boulder, CO
Frederick Environmental Consulting, LLC
David Frederick - Pagosa Springs, CO
George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center (Sutton Center)
- Bartlesville, OK
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Headwaters Partners, LLC
Travis Morse - Denver, CO
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Patty Knupp
Area Biologist - USDA-NRCS Area Three Office - Pueblo, CO
Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV)
Mike Carter - Joint Venture Coordinator - Lafayette, CO
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Roe Ecological Services, LLC
Chris and Kelly Roe - Logan, KS
Roger Wolfe
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Manager - Topeka, KS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Seth Gallagher
Sage Grouse Initiative - Field Capacity and Delivery Coordinator - Fort Collins, CO
SME Environmental, Inc.
Sean Moore - Principal - Durango, CO
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Steve Boyle
BIO-Logic, Inc. - Principal & Senior Biologist - Montrose, CO
Terri Schulz
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Director of Landscape Science and Management - Denver, CO

 Waste Water

   
Articles on Waste Water
pdf Graywater Reuse and Rainwater Harvesting
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Graywater refers to the reuse of water drained from baths, showers, washing machines, and sinks (household wastewater excluding toilet wastes) for irrigation and other water conservation applications.

pdf Graywater Information Sheet
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As a result of 2013 legislation, we developed Regulation 86: Graywater Control Regulation, which was adopted by the Water Quality Control Commission on November 9, 2015.

pdf How Well Do You Know Your Water Well? Groundwater and Water Wells in Colorado
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This informative booklet has been prepared as a reference guide for private water well owners throughout the state. In it you will find basic information concerning the groundwater that is supplied to you from your private water well.

pdf Water Quality in the West
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Policy Resolution 2014-04: States have jurisdiction over water resource allocation decisions and are responsible for how to balance state water resource needs within Clean Water Act objectives.

Waste Water Organizations & Professionals
There are 26 resources serving Eastern Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Waste Water Organizations & Professionals serving Eastern Plains Region
EPA Programs
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Clean Water State Revolving Fund
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Five-Star Restoration Program
Myra Price - USEPA Wetlands Division - Washington, DC
Green Project Reserve
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
National Menu of Stormwater Best Management Practices-NPDES
Deborah G. Nagle - Division Director - Washington, DC
Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Surf Your Watershed
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance
- St. Louis, MO
Urban Waters Small Grants
Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP)
Dan Johnson - Executive Director - Seattle, WA
Wetlands Program Development Grants
Myra Price - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Soil / Water Testing Labs
Brink Inc.
Philip Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Brink, Inc.
Phil Brink, CEP - Erie, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Waste Management Specialists
BigBelly Solar Compacting Trash Receptacle
- Newton, MA
EarthCare Technologies Inc.
Phil Fredericks - Owner - West Fork, AR
Water Districts and Associations
Central Colorado Water Conservancy District
Tammy Rusch - Office Manager - Greeley, CO
Colorado Rural Water Association
Tom Wall - Executive Director - Pueblo West, CO
Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District
Carla Quezada - Office Manager - Rocky Ford, CO
Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District
Deanna Eskew - Secretary - Sterling, CO
Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District
Greg Silkensen - Assistant Communications Manager - Berthoud, CO
Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District
Thelma Lujan - Secretary & District Water Coordinator - Trinidad, CO
Republican River Water Conservation District
Deb Daniel - General Manager - Wray, CO
Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District
Margie Medina - Pueblo, CO

 Water Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Water Best Management Practices
pdf Agricultural Chemicals and Groundwater Protection Program
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The Agricultural Chemicals and Groundwater Protection Program was created to protect groundwater and the environment from impairment or degradation due to the improper use of agricultural chemicals while allowing for their proper and correct use.

pdf State Oil & Natural Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources
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This report is designed to equip regulators and policymakers with pertinent data and observations to consider when evaluating and revising rules in their states.

pdf Lawn Irrigation Guide: An Easy Way to Save Water
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Lawn irrigation accounts for nearly half of homeowner water usage. Many homeowners irrigate too often and for too short a period to meet lawn and especially landscaping (tree and shrub) needs.

pdf New Study Improves Drought Prediction Methods
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A new study by researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences may well improve the predictability of seasonal droughts and provide a better way for farmers to determine when drought conditions are likely to occur.

Conducting a Household Water Audit

Conducting a water audit can help you save money by reducing your home water bill (and sewer bill if you are connected to a public sewer system).& ...

pdf Water Quality in the West
By:

Policy Resolution 2014-04: States have jurisdiction over water resource allocation decisions and are responsible for how to balance state water resource needs within Clean Water Act objectives.

pdf Water Resource Management in the West
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Policy Resolution 2014-03: As the preeminent authority on water management within their boundaries, states have the right to develop, use, control and distribute the surface water and groundwater located within their boundaries, subject to international treaties and interstate agreements and judicial decrees.

pdf Recommendations for Responsible Oil and Gas Development
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This report outlines sportsmen’s recommendations for responsible energy development in the Rocky Mountain West—a platform and prescription for development that accommodates our energy needs without sacrificing our Western heritage.

pdf Water Transfers in the West: Projects, Trends, and Leading Practices in Voluntary Water Trading
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Provides an overview on how the region can help meet growing demands for water with voluntary market-based sales and leases of water rights.

 Water Rights - Appropriations

   
Articles on Water Rights - Appropriations
Colorado Division of Water Resources Surface Water Conditions

This web site provides access to current surface water conditions from gages maintained by the Division of Water Resources, as well as the U.S. Geological Survey and local entities. This web site also provides public access to historical data.  The Colorado Division of Water Resources administers water rights and interstate compact agreements throughout the state. To administer these, the Division maintains a network of stream and reservoir monitoring sites which collect and transmit periodic data values. Find a stream gage

pdf Guide to Well Permits, Water Rights, and Water Administration
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By law, every new well in the state that diverts ground water must have a well permit. In order to obtain a permit, a person must file an application for approval of a permit with the State Engineer.& ...

pdf Water Resource Management in the West
By:

Policy Resolution 2014-03: As the preeminent authority on water management within their boundaries, states have the right to develop, use, control and distribute the surface water and groundwater located within their boundaries, subject to international treaties and interstate agreements and judicial decrees.

pdf Water Transfers in the West: Projects, Trends, and Leading Practices in Voluntary Water Trading
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Provides an overview on how the region can help meet growing demands for water with voluntary market-based sales and leases of water rights.

Water Rights - Appropriations Organizations & Professionals
There are 80 resources serving Eastern Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Water Rights - Appropriations Organizations & Professionals serving Eastern Plains Region
Water Rights and Appropriations
Colorado Division of Water Resources
Laura Kalafus - Program Assistant - Denver, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources Division Office 1
Linda Korf - Program Assistant - Greeley, CO
Colorado Division of Water Resources Division Office 2
Wendy Hunker - Program Assistant - Pueblo, CO
Wayne Howard
Terra West Real Estate Services - Broker / Owner - Greeley, CO
Water Rights Attorneys
Alison E. Wente
Holland & Hart LLP - Associate - Aspen, CO
Alison I.D. Gorsevski, Esq.
Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Alix Joseph
Burns, Figa & Will - Shareholder - Greenwood Village, CO
Andrea A. Kehrl
Vranesh and Raisch, LLP - Boulder, CO
Barney White
Petros & White, LLC - Denver, CO
Bernie Gehris
Burns, Figa & Will - Special Counsel - Greenwood Village, CO
Bradford R. Benning
Petrock & Fendel, P.C. - Associate - Denver, CO
Cameron A. Grant
Lyons Gaddis Kahn Hall Jeffers Dworak & Grant PC - Longmont, CO
Carolyn Steffl
Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Chris Thorne
Holland & Hart - Partner - Denver, CO
Christopher L. Geiger
Balcomb & Green, P.C. - Partner - Glenwood Springs, CO
Christopher R. Stork
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
Corina A. Hach
Porzak, Browning & Bushong, LLP - Boulder, CO
Courtney Shephard
Burns, Figa & Will - Associate - Greenwood Village, CO
Danielle L. Van Arsdale
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
David C. Hallford
Balcomb & Green, P.C. - Partner - Glenwood Springs, CO
David Lawrence Kueter
Harvey W. Curtis & Associates - Attorney - Englewood, CO
David P. Claiborne
Sawtooth Law Offices, PLLC - Principal - Boise, ID
Eliza F. Hillhouse
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Felt Houghton & Culichia, LLC
James W. Culichia - Colorado Springs, CO
Frederick A. Fendel
Petrock & Fendel, P.C. - Partner/shareholder - Denver, CO
Gabriella Stockmayer
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Gary L. Greer
Sherman & Howard L.L.C. - Denver, CO
Glenn E. Porzak
Porzak, Browning & Bushong, LLP - Boulder, CO
Gregory J Cucrola
Law Offices of Gregory J Cucarola - Sterling, CO
Gregory K. Hoskin
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Harvey W. Curtis
Harvey W. Curtis & Associates - Englewood, CO
Jack D. Palma, II
Holland & Hart LLP - Of Counsel - Cheyenne, WY
James J. Petrock
Petrock & Fendel, P.C. - Partner/shareholder - Denver, CO
Janet N. Harris
Holland & Hart LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
Jason M. Groves
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
Jefferson V. Houpt
Beattie, Chadwick & Houpt, LLP - Glenwood Springs, CO
Jeffrey J. Kahn
Lyons Gaddis Kahn Hall Jeffers Dworak & Grant PC - Longmont, CO
Jenifer E. Scoggin
Holland & Hart LLP - Of Counsel - Cheyenne, WY
Jennifer M. DiLalla
Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C. - Boulder, CO
John P. Justus
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
John T. Howe
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
Karen L. Henderson
Porzak, Browning & Bushong, LLP - Boulder, CO
Karl F. Kumli III
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Kate Ryan
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti - Attorney - Boulder, CO
Kent Holsinger
Holsinger Law, LLC - Denver, CO
Kevin J. Kinnear
Porzak, Browning & Bushong, LLP - Boulder, CO
Kevin L. Patrick
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Aspen, CO
Kristin Howse Moseley
Porzak, Browning & Bushong, LLP - Boulder, CO
Kylie J. Crandall
Holland & Hart - Associate - Boulder, CO
L. Richard (Dick) Bratton
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, Professional Corporation - Gunnison, CO
Leah K. Martinsson
Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP - Special Counsel - Boulder, CO
Lori Potter
Kaplan, Kirsch, Rockwell LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
Mark D. Detsky
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Matthew s. Poznanovic
Petrock & Fendel, P.C. - Partner/shareholder - Denver, CO
Meghan N. Winokur
Holland & Hart LLP - Associate - Aspen, CO
Michael Browning
Porzak, Browning & Bushong, LLP - Boulder, CO
Michael C. Dawson
O'Hayre Dawson P.C. - Gunnison, CO
Mountain States Legal Foundation
William Perry Pendley - President and COO - Lakewood, CO
Murray D. Feldman
Holland & Hart - Partner - Boise, ID
Olivia D. Lucas
Faegre Baker Daniels - Counsel - Denver, CO
Patrick, Miller and Noto
- Aspen, CO
Paul D. Phillips
Holland & Hart LLP - Partner - Denver, CO
Paul L. Noto
Patrick, Miller aned Noto - Basalt, CO
Paul M. Seby
Holland & Hart - Partner - Denver, CO
Peter D. Nichols
Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti, LLP - Partner - Boulder, CO
Peter Thomas, Esq
Praxidice Law - Principal and Founder - Aspen, CO
Richard J. Mehren
Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Robert M. O'Hayre
O'Hayre Dawson P.C. - Gunnison, CO
Robert Noone
Noone Law Firm - Glenwood Springs, CO
Sara M. Dunn
Balcomb & Green, P.C. - Partner - Glenwood Springs, CO
Scott C. Miller
Patrick, Miller and Noto - Basalt, CO
Scott Grosscup
Balcomb & Green, P.C. - Partner - Glenwood Springs, CO
Star L. Waring
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Steve Leonhardt
Burns, Figa & Will - Shareholder - Greenwood Village, CO
Steven J. Bushong
Porzak, Browning & Bushong, LLP - Boulder, CO
Steven P. Jeffers
Lyons Gaddis Kahn Hall Jeffers Dworak & Grant PC - Longmont, CO
Tom Hicks
- Attorney at Law - San Francisco, CA
William A. Hillhouse II
Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC - Grand Junction, CO
William D. Wombacher
Porzak, Browning & Bushong, LLP - Boulder, CO
William H. Caile
Holland & Hart - Of Counsel - Denver, CO
 

 Local News Stories about Water Quality

Local Water Rights - Appropriations News Items
Colorado Hemp Farmers Look to Bipartisan Effort by Congress to Fix Water Rights Problem
8/13/2017 11:03:08 AM
… of Hemp.  Though Colorado recently passed legislation addressing hemp water rights , the law … called the Industrial Hemp Water Rights Act would make water supplies available to … . Colorado 's Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet introduced the Industrial Hemp Water Rights …

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Industrial Hemp Water Rights Act
7/21/2017 1:12:18 AM
… Water Rights Act, a piece of bipartisan legislation introduced in part by Colorado … and allow farmers with water rights to use that water , even if it … inclusion of the Industrial Hemp Water Rights Act in the language of … farmers' right to access Colorado water and makes sure the federal …

Colorado Springs teams developing apps for restaurants, water rights advance to Go Code finals
4/11/2017 12:56:24 AM
… location and to help with water rights issues advanced Sunday from the … an app to assist in water rights issues, both will advance to … Vigil, lead website developer at Colorado State University-Pueblo, and Daniel Baliczek … , canals and water rights to create "a title search for water …

State officials question substance of Aspen’s water rights applications
1/30/2017 8:42:45 AM
… applications to extend its conditional water rights tied to potential dams and … subject water rights ” and that it is “not speculating with the subject water rights … a presentation at the Colorado Water Congress that as water referee she “really …

Kevin G. Rein: Use your water rights or lose them
10/21/2016 6:37:11 PM
… . In 2015, a group of Colorado water professionals representing interests from around … to water use. The discussion was initiated by the Colorado Water Institute. The Water … from unnecessarily taking water that could be used by water rights immediately downstream …

Ag producers seek info on leasing water rights as Colorado population booms
9/12/2016 6:14:41 PM
… water rights in Colorado are interested in learning more about temporarily leasing their water … water rights . As background, the state water plan, released in November 2015, estimates Colorado … Colorado ’s irrigated agricultural land through the purchase and transfer of water rights …

A hazy legal question lingers on water rights for midvalley pot facility
9/7/2016 6:09:00 AM
… its water rights , not federal legal questions about growing pot. More water High … water court: Can a water right to grow marijuana be granted in Colorado … the claim for these conditional water rights can be granted in light … long ceded general management of water rights to the states. Bazil also …

Ag producers seek info on leasing water rights as Colorado population booms
9/1/2016 6:00:02 PM
… water rights in Colorado are interested in learning more about temporarily leasing their water … water rights . As background, the state water plan, released in November 2015, estimates Colorado … Colorado ’s irrigated agricultural land through the purchase and transfer of water rights …

In Colorado, Farmers and Cities Battle Over Water Rights
5/28/2016 8:51:57 PM
… purchase a large quantity of water rights associated with irrigated agriculture in … with senior water rights , then build a pipeline to get that water to … deal: sell their land and water rights for above market value now … feelings: according to Colorado water law, once a water right is converted from …

Colorado companies look to help residents understand complicated water rights issues
9/16/2015 1:44:24 PM
… . Colorado and most western states handle water through prior appropriation, meaning water rights are … water law, they often differ in how water rights are recorded, Bennett said. Colorado … system of water rights records that digitizes decades-old documents. " Colorado does a …

Colorado companies seek to make understanding water rights more accessible, less complicated
9/15/2015 11:41:28 PM
… ;s rivers, Colorado has documented decades of wrangling over water rights - anything … . Colorado and most western states handle water through prior appropriation, meaning water rights are … system of water rights records that digitizes decades-old documents. " Colorado does a …

Interactive Map: Indian Water Rights in the Colorado River Basin
7/13/2015 8:01:53 PM
… oldest claims to water , Native American tribes in the Colorado River Basin … tribes hold rights to a substantial portion of the Colorado River’s … for more information about its water rights . Zoom in or out to … article In Drying Colorado River Basin, Indian Tribes Are Water Dealmakers by …

Bills on Colorado ski-area water, mineral rights do a face plant in Legislature
3/17/2015 8:08:56 PM
… bitten the dust in the Colorado Legislature. Democrats on the House … resorts to hand over their water rights in exchange for permits to … Colorado by granting their misguided ideology more weight than private property rights …

 Google News about Water Quality

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Irrigation And Groundwater News Items
Losing snow in a changing climate - The Desert Sun
4/14/2016 12:53:05 PM
The Desert Sun Losing snow in a changing climate The Desert Sun But even if the world successfully limits warming to the goal of 2 degrees Celsius set last year in Paris – a target that appears increasingly difficult to achieve – snowpack-dependent regions from the Pacific Northwest to the Colorado River basin ...

Water experts: Drought, climate change require new ways of living in Colorado River basin - azcentral.com
3/22/2016 1:21:45 PM
azcentral.com Water experts: Drought, climate change require new ways of living in Colorado River basin azcentral.com His district has invested $600 million in treatment plants allowing reuse for industrial uses, irrigation and groundwater replenishment. Since 1995 it has saved 165 billion gallons that Los Angeles otherwise would have dumped in the sea. “We all share ...

Groundwater Is Drying Up Fast Under Western States, Study Finds - NPR
7/31/2014 6:19:20 AM
Groundwater Is Drying Up Fast Under Western States, Study Finds NPR The Colorado River Basin, which supplies irrigation and groundwater for most of the West, is drying up faster than expected. Part of the problem is a drought-driven over-reliance on groundwater. RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: Another battle is brewing over ...

Surface Water Quality News Items
Fracking waste contaminates Penn. watershed with radioactive material - RT
7/13/2017 6:14:00 PM
RT Fracking waste contaminates Penn. watershed with radioactive material RT Stream sediments in Pennsylvania downstream from two fracking wastewater treatment facilities were found to contain radioactive material and carcinogens, according to study scientists from Penn State, Colorado State and Dartmouth universities ... and more »

Buried in the past? - Boulder Weekly
5/11/2017 11:37:01 AM
Boulder Weekly Buried in the past? Boulder Weekly Your risk of getting cancer from visiting the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is “far below” even these odds, according to Carl Spreng, state project manager of Rocky Flats for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

Menominee River makes new listing - Marquette Mining Journal
5/1/2017 12:00:16 PM
Menominee River makes new listing Marquette Mining Journal American Rivers, based in Washington, D.C., has released its 2017 Top Ten list, with the Lower Colorado River, which winds through Arizona, California and Nevada, listed at No. 1. SWP issued this statement: “The Superior Watershed Partnership, eight ...

Lee Leffingwell says treated wastewater put into Colorado River is of higher quality than Lake Austin - PolitiFact
1/21/2013 6:04:00 AM
Lee Leffingwell says treated wastewater put into Colorado River is of higher quality than Lake Austin PolitiFact According to a chart starting on Page 80 of the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake in the city are rated as "high" quality segments for aquatic life, a utility assistant director, Daryl Slusher, noted, while the ...

Waste Water News Items
Road maintenance totals $5.5 million - The Mountain -Ear
9/22/2017 11:06:02 PM
The Mountain -Ear Road maintenance totals $5.5 million The Mountain -Ear This serves as public notice of the Town's intent to apply for SRF funding by the October 15, 2017, deadline for water and waste water projects. JVA will come ... “These funds are controlled by the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development ...

Kim Miller: Ritter, Romer should encourage renewables, not fracking - Boulder Daily Camera
9/22/2017 9:26:30 PM
Kim Miller: Ritter, Romer should encourage renewables, not fracking Boulder Daily Camera Fracking is not good for Colorado . Even with its tough regulations Colorado has experienced earthquakes, a house explosion and continually poor air quality due to fracking and its waste water disposal. Fracking uses 3-6 million gallons of fresh water ...

Colorado Breweries Working to Make Drinks With Recycled Waste Water - whotv.com
9/20/2017 9:57:00 PM
whotv.com Colorado Breweries Working to Make Drinks With Recycled Waste Water whotv.com COLORADO -- How does a nice cold beer sound? What about one made from recycled waste water ? It may be something you'll soon be able to try. A Colorado -based engineering firm has already delivered the recycled water, and now three breweries are ... Colorado group tries to de-stigmatize recycled water, by brewing beer with it WWMT-TV all 4 news articles »

Bill introduced to reform hard-rock mining laws - The Durango Herald
9/19/2017 9:54:54 PM
The Durango Herald Bill introduced to reform hard-rock mining laws The Durango Herald 11, 2015, waste water streams out of the Gold King Mine near Silverton. The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2017 was introduced on Tuesday in an effort to ... The bill is supported by leaders throughout Southwest Colorado , including La Plata ... and more »

Breweries use recycled wastewater to make beer - KMOV.com
9/19/2017 9:43:00 PM
KMOV.com Breweries use recycled wastewater to make beer KMOV.com (CNN/Meredith) – A Colorado engineering firm is trying to get rid of the stigma around recycled water, so they're putting it in beer. Now three state microbreweries: Lost Highway Brewing, Lone Tree Brewery and 105 West Brewery are making their brew ... and more »

3 Denver breweries making beer with recycled waste water - FOX31 Denver
9/19/2017 2:45:41 PM
FOX31 Denver 3 Denver breweries making beer with recycled waste water FOX31 Denver The engineering firm is spearheading this effort to try and drive sustainable water reuse technology and build a public acceptance of recycled water. "Water is definitely a strained resource everywhere, including Colorado ," said Jason Assouline, a ...

Independence development gets OK from Elbert County commissioners - Elbert County News
9/10/2017 2:59:53 PM
Independence development gets OK from Elbert County commissioners Elbert County News “It's waste water , thus there's going to be an odor,” said water and sanitation consultant to Craft Companies David Takeda. Takeda is one of two .... New York City doesn't define the United States, and Denver doesn't define Colorado .” Thayer gave his ...

Mining Bill Will Pollute the State - urbanmilwaukee
8/30/2017 1:21:48 PM
urbanmilwaukee Mining Bill Will Pollute the State urbanmilwaukee The Animas River between Silverton and Durango in Colorado , USA, within 24 hours of the 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill. Photo by Riverhugger (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Water Rights - Appropriations News Items
Does the Colorado River Have Rights? - Reason (blog)
9/22/2017 2:03:33 PM
Reason (blog) Does the Colorado River Have Rights ? Reason (blog) In the western United States, the prior appropriation doctrine awarded water rights to individuals on a "first-in-time, first-in-right" basis. Those who first diverted water had first claim on water. State water laws also typically require that ... and more »

Farms, wildlife clash with urban growth in South Platte story - Ag Journal
9/17/2017 8:31:22 AM
Ag Journal Farms, wildlife clash with urban growth in South Platte story Ag Journal While a series of hurricanes were bringing catastrophic flooding to America's overdeveloped coastline, Tershia d'Elgin was drawing on her experiences helping to manage an irrigated farm along the South Platte River in northeastern Colorado to make the ...

Colorado Hemp Farmers Look to Bipartisan Effort by Congress to Fix Water Rights Problem - Truth-Out
8/13/2017 10:26:23 AM
Colorado Hemp Farmers Look to Bipartisan Effort by Congress to Fix Water Rights Problem Truth-Out Fortunately, hemp has bipartisan support in Congress and a bill called the Industrial Hemp Water Rights Act would make water supplies available to every farmer who has the right to use them on other agricultural crops. Last month, the Senate ...

Denver to get more water from the Colorado River - High Country News
7/27/2017 4:03:31 AM
High Country News Denver to get more water from the Colorado River High Country News In time, Western communities adopted a first-come, first-serve rule for water . That so-called right of prior appropriation shaped the modern West, including Denver, which is to Colorado what Los Angeles is to California — a thirsty sponge soaking up ...