Water Usage 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 Drought Prompts Study of Gold Medal Fishery near Basalt http://kvnf.org/post/drought-prompts-study-gold-medal-fishery-near-basalt <p></p><p>This Fall, a local river conservation group is keeping a close eye on the Fryingpan River. This follows last year's drought that brought the levels on the river down.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17935 at http://kvnf.org Drought Prompts Study of Gold Medal Fishery near Basalt 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 iSeeChange: Where Have All the Wasps Gone? http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-where-have-all-wasps-gone <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For this week’s </span>iSeeChange<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;report, we&nbsp;explore concerns about ditch lining in the area</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and whether these manmade environmental changes (much like the ditches themselves) may alter their surroundings.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:08:47 +0000 Travis Bubenik 12818 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Where Have All the Wasps Gone?