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Colorado legislature sets aside $60 million for groundwater sustainability in the Rio Grande, Republican River basins

Colorado is moving toward putting $60 million into a new groundwater compact compliance fund for the Rio Grande and Republican River basins that would be created and funded through a bill championed by state Sen. Cleave Simpson of Alamosa. Senate Bill 28 would create the Compact Compliance Fund that would be administered by the Colorado […]

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Renewable Water Resources wants Douglas County as the first customer for its San Luis Valley water export plan

By Chris Lopez,  Alamosa Citizen For an initial payment of $20 million, Douglas County can become a partner of Renewable Water Resources in its plan to export approximately 20,000 acre-feet of water per year from the San Luis Valley, according to an RWR proposal to the Douglas County Commissioners. In its proposal to Douglas County, […]

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The water supply of the San Luis Valley faces pressure as never before

They all remember when the San Luis Valley brimmed with water. South of San Luis, Ronda Lobato raced the rising floodwaters in San Francisco Creek every spring to fill sandbags that protected her grandparents’ farm.  North of Center, potato farmer Sheldon Rockey faced so much spring mud that he had to learn to extract his […]