Latest Fryingpan-Arkansas Project Stories

2008-07-19 12:00:00

By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 19--The Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District voted Thursday to file in opposition to two El Paso County water transfer applications filed in Division 2 water court last month. Stratmoor Hills is proposing a change in its augmentation plan that increases its reliance on Fryingpan-Arkansas water while selling 70 shares it owns in Fountain Mutual Irrigation Co. to Security. It is a concern for Southeastern because the district...

2008-07-11 09:00:31

By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 11--Spring runoff has tapered off, with flows settling down on both sides of the Continental Divide. Still, there should be plenty of water available for farms and cities in the Arkansas Valley, as water continues to move through transmountain diversion tunnels. That's good news, as drought conditions persist on the Eastern Plains. "If it wasn't for the snowpack, the drought conditions in the Arkansas Valley would be much worse," said...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Pam Zubeck, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 6--Colorado Springs' proposed $1 billion Southern Delivery System came under sharp criticism in the nearly 400 comments submitted to a federal agency preparing an environmental report on the water pipeline project. Among them are concerns about the degradation of Fountain Creek, destruction of archaeological artifacts, energy use and water quality in the Arkansas River downstream. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently released...

2008-07-02 12:00:00

By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 2--LEADVILLE -- A risk assessment study of the danger posed by blockage of the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel reveals a path that could head off future emergencies. For the time being, there's no imminent danger from a blow-out, and several scenarios show failure of huge plugs in the tunnel would create a trickle over time rather than a dramatic burst, according to the study by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Optimum levels of water in...

2008-06-19 12:00:00

By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jun. 19--River levels are rising again and expected to increase and stay high through the weekend. "It's a surprise to many of us to see it come back this strong," said Steve Witte, Water Division 2 engineer. "The sustained, hot weather is bringing snow water out of the mountains we weren't sure was there." The snow is rapidly melting in the Arkansas River basin, causing the river to rise to the same levels it reached two weeks ago. By...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.