‘Beautiful Autumn Day is shaping up for Colorado’ — NWS

The Water Center at Colorado Mesa University newsletter is hot off the press

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Click here to read it.

More Colorado River Basin coverage here and here.

Colorado Springs Utilities withdraws storage application for the proposed Elephant Rock Dam

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From The Chaffee County Times:

Celebrating the demise of a plan to dam the Arkansas River near Granite, approximately 100 people gathered Thursday at Salida SteamPlant Event Center.

Colorado Springs Utilities filed a motion 2 weeks ago to withdraw its application for water storage and diversion rights for the proposed Elephant Rock Reservoir, said Brett Gracely, Colorado Springs Utilities water resources manager.

More Arkansas River Basin coverage here and

Buy a water bottle from regrowco.org and help restore the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar

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From Fox21News (Sade Malloy):

The Colorado Springs firefighters that worked tirelessly to spare our community from the most devastating fire in Colorado history are now working to replant and regrow the area it destroyed.

“I’m new to the community and it really just meant a lot to see how the community came together and helped support,” Laura Trivett a Colorado Springs resident said.

Colorado Springs locals have shown their support for the cause, and bought 1,000 water bottles off of http://www.regrowco.org.

But now that they’re narrowing in on their goal of selling 1,600 water bottles, a two-man crew with the Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Local 5, worked the Women’s Expo Saturday to help push their sales and spread the world.

“I just think they did amazing work and I wanted to support them,” Bruce Roderick, a Colorado Springs resident said.

More Fountain Creek Watershed coverage here and here.

‘…the Obama administration has been forging ahead with several initiatives related to climate science’ — Bob Berwyn

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From the Summit County Citizens Voice (Bob Berwyn):

Each of the Department of the Interior’s eight Climate Science Centers worked with the universities supporting the CSCs, states, tribes, federal agencies, Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, and other regional partners to identify the highest priority management challenges in need of scientific input, and to solicit and select research projects.

The studies will be undertaken by teams of scientists from the universities that comprise each CSC, from USGS science centers, and from other partners such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USDA Forest Service, Indian tribes, and the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives in each region.

More Climate Change coverage here.