Connecting the Drops http://kvnf.org en Connecting The Drops: Water And Power http://kvnf.org/post/connecting-drops-water-and-power <p>It takes water to produce electricity, but <em>how much</em> water varies a lot depending on the fuel source and the power generating technology.</p><p>In Colorado, around half a percent of our total water usage is used to generate electricity.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a small percentage, says Stacy </span>Tellinghusen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, water policy analyst for <a href="http://westernresourceadvocates.org/">Western Resource Advocates,</a> a non-profit conservation group, but adds that it’s not inconsequential.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:29:00 +0000 Connecting the Drops & Sam Fuqua 21542 at http://kvnf.org Connecting The Drops: Water And Power Connecting the Drops: "Buy and Dry" http://kvnf.org/post/connecting-drops-buy-and-dry <p>Water has always been a source of conflict in the arid West, but in recent years the conflict between agriculture and growing cities has escalated as both entities compete for this limited resource.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Connecting the Drops & Maeve Conran 17365 at http://kvnf.org Connecting the Drops: "Buy and Dry" Connecting the Drops: Rethinking Reservoirs http://kvnf.org/post/connecting-drops-rethinking-reservoirs <p>All around Colorado new collaborations are emerging around water storage and water use.&nbsp; Partnerships with reservoirs are turning out to be key in terms of environmental stewardship, river protection, and healthy communities that rely on water.&nbsp; As part of the year long series <a href="http://www.cfwe.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=category&amp;layout=blog&amp;id=281&amp;Itemid=348">Connecting the Drops,</a> KGNUs Maeve Conran looks at some of these collaborations that have produced tangible results.</p><p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:23:15 +0000 Connecting the Drops & Maeve Conran 14959 at http://kvnf.org Connecting the Drops: Rethinking Reservoirs Connecting the Drops: Water Shortages in the San Luis Valley http://kvnf.org/post/connecting-drops-water-shortages-san-luis-valley <p>In early July, Colorado designated 14 counties "primary natural disaster areas" due to agricultural losses caused by the recent and ongoing drought. &nbsp;Several of those counties are in the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado. &nbsp;Farmers there are now eligible for low interest emergency loans, but as KGNU’s Maeve Conran reports, that may not be enough for this agricultural hub, which is facing a long term water crisis that could permanently affect the entire valley. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:40:36 +0000 Connecting the Drops 13661 at http://kvnf.org Connecting the Drops: Water Shortages in the San Luis Valley