Colorado River Basin 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: Hydropower on the Colorado River http://kvnf.org/post/connecting-drops-hydropower-colorado-river <p></p><p>A complex series of agreements govern the distribution of water throughout the state.&nbsp; Along the Colorado River, farms, cities &amp; towns, and the recreation industry are all big players.&nbsp; But everyone takes a backseat to a tiny hydroelectric plant that’s over one hundred years old. &nbsp;It’s the <a href="http://www.xcelenergy.com/About_Us/Our_Company/Power_Generation/Shoshone_Generating_Station">Shoshone Generating Station,</a> and it plays a critical role on the Upper Colorado.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:18:05 +0000 Maeve Conran 19493 at http://kvnf.org Connecting the Drops: Hydropower on the Colorado River KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, December 13, 2012 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-thursday-december-13-2012 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Colorado River Basin faces drastic water shortage</li><li>Montrose County names new Manager</li><li>Good Samaritans earn protections to clean up old mines</li><li>Weekly KVNF Sports Report</li></ul><p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:24:32 +0000 Eric Goold 4032 at http://kvnf.org