Colorado Looks to Get Wet
- COLORADO. McCarthy, Terry; Healy, Rita // Time International (South Pacific Edition);9/16/2002, Issue 36, p52
Reports on how farmers are suffering from the conditions of drought while water is wasted in Durango, Colorado. Controversy of water management in the West; Suspension of irrigation; Failing economy of Durango; Possibility that the U.S. Congress will appropriate money for dams.
- Colorado dam project gets closer scrutiny. // International Wildlife;Jul92, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p26
Reports that the Federal Bureau of Reclamation has responded to a lawsuit brought by environmental groups, and will conduct a new environmental review of the proposed Animas-La Plata dam and water diversion project in Colorado. The lawsuit charges that the project subsidizes irrigated...
- Denver dam builders think big. Graf, T. // Sierra;Jan/Feb88, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p138
Everything about the proposed Two Forks Dam on Colorado's South Platte River is big, including its 500-million price tag and the destructive impact it could have on the environment. If built, the 555 foot high dam would create a 7,300 acre, 28 mile long reservoir, the biggest in any state. The...
- Dammed if you do. // Colorado Business Magazine;Jul96, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p14
Reports on the reaction to proposals by the Denver Board of Water Commissions for building new dams in Colorado. Water consumers preferring higher charges to environmental damages caused by the dams; Percentage of respondents accepting watering restrictions.
- The last water fight. Satchell, Michael // U.S. News & World Report;10/23/95, Vol. 119 Issue 16, p50
Focuses on the $710 million Animas-La Plata dam and irrigation project in southwestern Colorado. Why the project languished for several years; Why the project illustrates how hard it is for lawmakers to wean themselves from the pork barrel; Goal of the project; Views of critics.
- Government puts off plan to mimic Grand Canyon flood. // Christian Science Monitor;1/10/95, Vol. 87 Issue 31, p13
Reports on postponement of government plan to build a dam, above the Grand Canyon National Park, on the Colorado River. Details of the postponement announcement and reasons for it; Information about the planned dam.
- Where water is power, pork is swimming. Jones, Arthur // National Catholic Reporter;12/26/97, Vol. 34 Issue 9, p21
Criticizes the $710 million Animas-La Plata water project in Colorado as pork barrel project. Comparison between the cost of irrigating an acre of land and the revenue it generates; Techniques used to enhance land values in the United States; Effect of project on Indian land claims and...
- COLORADO IMPOUNDMENT AIMS AT MINIMAL IMPACT ON AQUIFERS. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;7/22/2002, Vol. 249 Issue 4, p17
Focuses on the plans of construction of a dam in Parker, Colorado. Budget of the Rueter-Hess Dam and Reservoir; Concerns on the depletion of aquifers; Remarks of Jim Nikkel, district engineer for the Parker Water and Sanitation District.
- CONTRACTOR RELINES SPILLWAY, WINNING RACE AGAINST WINTER. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/30/2002, Vol. 249 Issue 27, p12
Reports on the installation of a stainless steel liner in a Colorado dam spillway by a joint venture contractor. Cost of installation; Features of the stainless steel liner; Importance of installing the liner for the dam.