April 2017 CCWCD NEWSLETTER

April 10th, 2017 @

2017 Pumping Quota Set From: CCWCD The CCWCD Board announced the 2017 Pumping Quota at the annual Member Meeting held at the Island Grove 4H Building on March 23. GMS 55% and WAS 55%. GMS say an increase of 5% from last year making it the highest since 2004. Prior to 2004 GMS had no […]

CCWCD Newsletter February 8, 2017

February 15th, 2017 @

Ken Buck Re-introduces the Water Act Contact: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676 Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04) introduced H.R. 519, the Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2017 (WATER Act), a key legislative priority that Buck shepherded through committee last year and hopes to see on the House Floor in the 115th Congress. The legislation permits […]

CCWCD Newsletter January 6, 2017

February 15th, 2017 @

Western irrigated ag gets a WIIN By Dan Keppen | Dec 22, 2016 Water Lines: Senate approves Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, which includes support for water projects. Just after 1 a.m. on Dec. 10, the U.S. Senate approved the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which includes the Water Resources […]

CCWCD Newsletter, December 5, 2016

February 15th, 2017 @

CCWCD Closes on Property Near OrchardBy Kathy Parker, CCWCD  On November 10, 2016 CCWCD closed on a piece of property near the South Platte River in western Morgan County near the town of Orchard. This property will become a new point of water diversion, the water will be pumped south of the river several miles to the Walker Recharge […]

CCWCD Newsletter, November 3, 2016

November 4th, 2016 @

Geisert Reservoir Complex (Photo by Ruthanne Schaffer) Construction at Geisert Reservoir Complex is 99% CompleteBy Tammy Rusch Construction on the Geisert Reservoir Complex just north of Island Grove Park in Greeley is 99% complete. The measuring devices were tested the week of October 17th and we began filling it with GMS supplies through the end […]

October 4, 2016 Newsletter

November 2nd, 2016 @

Photo by: Randy Ray Ag producers seek info on leasing water rights as Colorado population booms — BizWestby Doug Storum About two-thirds of those holding agricultural water rights in Colorado are interested in learning more about temporarily leasing their water for municipal, industrial, recreational, environmental or other uses, according to a report released Thursday by […]

CCWCD Newsletter, September 1, 2016

September 1st, 2016 @

Denver starts South Platte River revival: water in works, focus on fish survivalBy: The Denver Post Denver’s dreams of a South Platte River with plenty of water and healthy fish advanced this week as utility officials and state biologists unveiled details of a project to revitalize a 40-mile urban stretch. Read the entire press article here… […]

CCWCD Newsletter, August 4

August 4th, 2016 @

Escalating cost of ag water: “It’s not cheap, but you only pay for it once”By: Melanie Calvert Farm families in Western states like California and Colorado are increasingly under pressure to sell their water. It’s been coined “buy and dry,” as water is diverted from farm fields and instead used to fill pipes in condos […]