Water http://kvnf.org en Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea http://kvnf.org/post/well-ill-be-un-dammed-colorado-river-briefly-reached-sea For a few weeks this spring, the Colorado River flowed all the way to the sea for the first time in a half a century. And during that window of opportunity, writer Rowan Jacobsen took the paddleboarding trip of a lifetime.<p>The river starts in the Rocky Mountains, and for more than 1,400 miles, it wends its way south. Along the way it's dammed and diverted dozens of times, to cities and fields all over the American West. Tens of millions of people depend on the river as a water source.<p>By the time the Colorado River reaches the U.S.-Mexico border, only 10 percent of it is left. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:39:02 +0000 NPR Staff 28840 at http://kvnf.org Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea EPA Wants Western Input On Changes To 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule http://kvnf.org/post/epa-wants-western-input-changes-waters-us-rule <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The North Fork of the Gunnison River flows through southwestern Colorado. It’s a waterway the feeds into the Gunnison River, a tributary of the Colorado River, which supplies drinking water to millions of people in the West.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:20:51 +0000 Laura Palmisano 28061 at http://kvnf.org EPA Wants Western Input On Changes To 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule Big Water Boosts Flows For Whitewater Rafters http://kvnf.org/post/big-water-boosts-flows-whitewater-rafters <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="A surfer rides the Colorado River at the Glenwood Springs Wave Park. Rivers are high due to a big mountain snowpack." data-attribution="Credit Marci Krivonen" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kajx/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201406/photo_%2811%29.JPG" alt="" /><p>This winter’s mega snowpack in the mountains is melting and filling reservoirs and rivers around the state. For whitewater rafting companies the big flows are good for thrills. But, some stretches are river are too full to float. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:47:29 +0000 Marci Krivonen 27376 at http://kvnf.org Big Water Boosts Flows For Whitewater Rafters Paonia Mayor Says Drinking Water Is Safe http://kvnf.org/post/paonia-mayor-says-drinking-water-safe <p></p><p>Some Paonia residents recently received <a href="http://townofpaonia.com/frontpage_files/240/240_frontpage_file3.pdf">a letter from the town</a> with a header that read (in all caps and red text): “Important information about your drinking water.”</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The letter explains that part of the town’s water supply isn’t meeting some treatment requirements. But according to Mayor Neal Schwieterman, the water’s still safe, and residents don’t need to worry. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:50:00 +0000 Travis Bubenik 21775 at http://kvnf.org Paonia Mayor Says Drinking Water Is Safe KVNF Local Newscast Wednesday, September 4, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-wednesday-september-4-2013 <p></p><ul><li>Grand Valley Water Officials Say State Should Import Water to Meet Demand</li><li>Delta County Commissioners Discuss Efforts to Protect Sage Grouse</li><li>Mountain Village's Green Gondola Project to Install 10 New Solar Panels</li><li>More Colorado Marijuana on Black Market Than Ever Before</li><li>Prison Dairy Serves Up Buffalo Milk</li></ul> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:19:17 +0000 Travis Bubenik 15467 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-tuesday-september-3-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Reports Say Colorado’s Parole System Needs Fixing</li><li>Governor John Hickenlooper Criticizes Recall Elections</li><li>Colorado Senators Faced with Recall Confident They’ll Keep Their Jobs</li><li>Colorado to Receive Federal Grant for Improving Critical Tunnels</li><li>Ouray County Commissions Send Tax Increase Question to Voters</li><li>Grand Valley Water Users Suggest It’s Time For the State to Import Water Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:44:05 +0000 Brian Cambria 15416 at http://kvnf.org Farmers look to do more with less water http://kvnf.org/post/farmers-look-do-more-less-water <p>The future of agriculture across the Great Plains hinges on water. Without it, nothing can grow.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Climate models and population growth paint a pretty bleak picture for water availability a few decades from now. If farmers want to stay in business, they have to figure out how to do more with less. Enter: super efficient irrigation systems.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:54:07 +0000 Luke Runyon 15171 at http://kvnf.org Farmers look to do more with less water iSeeChange: The Outlook for Western Slope Water Supplies http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-outlook-western-slope-water-supplies <p>Afternoon clouds and occasional rains have dotted the Western Slope in the past few weeks, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t still worried about their water.</p><p></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:09:12 +0000 Travis Bubenik 13820 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: The Outlook for Western Slope Water Supplies 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 KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, June 17, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-monday-june-17-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>DMEA annual meeting: Marston loses to Lund, Prendergast wins</li><li>Fracking plus drought equals no water for farmers across western states</li><li>Telluride restricts water usage</li><li>Wildfire Update</li><li>iSeeChange: The Colorado River Conservation District’s Dave Kanzer talks about the effects of climate change on the Colorado River Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:54:58 +0000 Brian Cambria 11859 at http://kvnf.org