Colorado Water Quality Control Division

The Water Quality Control Division monitors and reports on the quality of state waters to prevent water pollution, protect, restore and enhance the quality of surface and groundwater while ensuring that all drinking water systems provide safe drinking water.

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Water officials sign drought contingency plans at Hoover

The basin states, which include Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, California, Arizona and Nevada, have been working collaboratively for more than six years to come up with plans that would protect the Colorado River system. With more than 40 million people and nearly 5.5 million acres of farmland across the western United States and Mexico

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How bad is the drought in the West? The impact may last

The Upper Colorado River Basin, which covers Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, is experiencing its driest 22 years on record. Lake Powell dropped 145 feet from 2000 to 2005, directly attributed to a record low runoff in 2002 of just 24% of average. The Great Salt Lake slipped below its lowest recorded elevation, documented in 1963.

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State again asking ranchers on the Yampa River to track

Most of these orders went to users in the Yampa River basin, though Light estimated about 100 of them went to users in the North Platte River basin in North Park. If users break the lock or open the gate, the division could pursue enforcement actions with the Colorado Attorney General's Office, Light said. Without a headgate, users and

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Colorado River shortages: What we do today makes a

Water use on the Colorado River is regulated by the Colorado River Compact and a set of related laws and agreements known as the Law of the River. In short, the Law of the River allows for the Lower Basin states (California, Arizona and Nevada) to receive and use 7.5 million acre-feet a year, while the Upper Basin states (Colorado, Utah

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US makes first-ever declaration of water shortage in Lake

The Bureau of Reclamation made the announcement, its first ever, on Monday, saying that extremely dry conditions had left water storage in the Colorado River system at about 40% of capacity, down 49% from a year ago.Water levels in Lake Mead are forecast to fall nine feet below the point at which a shortage determination is made by January, the bureau said.

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Colorado River Indian Tribes

COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES. HOMELAND SECURITY. 26600 Mohave Road Attn: Tina M. Evans Parker, Arizona 85344. Physical Address: 12201 B. Roosevelt Street Phone: 928-575-1635 Email: [email protected] (July 28, 2021).

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US government declares first water shortage on Colorado River

Reclamation does not take these actions lightly or do so easily. and say long-term “aridification” of the Colorado River Basin will require the region to adopt substantial changes to

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Federal government declares first-ever water shortage in

File Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE. Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The federal government on Monday declared a water shortage in the Colorado River Basin for the first time, prompting mandatory water

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Historic Drought Impacts Colorado River Basin Water Users

Historic Drought Year Leaves Colorado River Basin Water Users High and Dry. While arid conditions have prevailed in the Colorado River Basin since the turn of the century, 2021 stands out as a particularly dry year across all of the seven basin states, and Colorado’s western slope provides insight into the depth of the drought.

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The Future Is Now: Next-Gen Enforcement At The EPA - Law360

The Future Is Now: Next-Gen Enforcement At The EPA. May 26, 2015, 11:17 AM EDT. Law360, New York (May 26, 2015, 11:17 AM EDT) --. Granta Nakayama. Two recent settlements provide insight into the U

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Northwest Colorado ranchers grapple with state

Kevin Rein, state engineer and director of the Colorado Division of Water Resources, said such devices are widely used in other river basins throughout Colorado, where bigger populations and more demand for water have already led to stricter regulation of the resource. The Yampa River Basin is the last region to get into compliance, Rein said.

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Park Statistics - Grand Canyon National Park (U.S

Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park. Length: 277 miles (446 km) Average Width: 300 feet (90 m) Minimum Width: 76 feet (23 m) Average Depth: 40 feet (12 m) Greatest Depth: 85 feet (25.5 m) Average Gradient: 7 feet per mile (1.3 m/km) Elevation at Phantom Ranch: 2,400 feet (720 m) The Colorado River is 1,450 miles (2,333 km) long from

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Colorado River Drought | U.S. Department of the Interior

The Colorado River Basin (Basin) is currently experiencing its worst drought in recorded history. The period from 2000 through 2018 is the driest 19-year period in over 100 years and one of the driest periods in the 1,200-year paleo-record. Over a decade ago, responding to five years of intense drought, the Department of the Interior (Interior

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Colorado Archbishop: Boulder police Officer Eric Talley

4:44 PM MDT on . By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press. A Colorado police officer shot and killed after rushing into a Boulder supermarket where a gunman opened fire sacrificed his life and showed what is best about police, Denver’s archbishop said Monday during a funeral Mass for Officer Eric Talley.

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Drought in the Colorado River Basin

Begun in late 2013, the Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study is a cooperative effort with the Ten Tribes Partnership, whose members hold a significant amount of quantified and unquantified Federal reserved water rights to the Colorado River and its tributaries. The study builds on the technical foundation of the

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