Extreme makeover — water utility edition – News on TAP

Denver Water is redeveloping its near century-old operations complex in preparation for the next 100 years.

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Rock me Mama like a water wagon wheel – News on TAP

Before Denver Water was founded in 1918, there were many years of water competition in Denver.

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Taking water innovation to the next level at National Western – News on TAP

Denver Water, CSU join forces to develop a world-class center for water research, innovation and education.

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Western fires take toll on water supplies

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Erosion a huge factor as burned areas grow

A wildfire burns in Texas. Photo via U.S. Forest Service.

Staff Report

The growth of wildfires in the West could double the amount of sediment moving through the region’s rivers, U.S. Geological researchers found in a new study. Increased sediments can affect both water quality and the amount of water available for communities.

The USGS scientists analyzed a collection of climate, fire and erosion models for 471 large watersheds throughout the western U.S. They found that by 2050, the amount of sediment in more than one-third of watersheds could at least double. In nearly nine-tenths of the watersheds, sedimentation is projected to increase by more than 10 percent.

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Delivering water with Denver’s chess masters – News on TAP

How operators distribute a reliable and efficient supply to one-quarter of the state’s population.

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20031744_10154499665347583_6466757117516609711_nBy Brittney Jill

The feeling of awe overtook me while looking out from the 14,172 foot summit of Mt. Bross at the terrain I had just conquered. We set out from the Kite Lake trailhead and in just over six hours I had visited four peaks, all over 14,000 feet!  Being from Massachusetts, the term “fourteener” isn’t really in our vocabulary. So this hike, this accomplishment, really made me feel like I had assimilated into my new home state of Colorado.  The Colorado landscape and these challenging hikes bring in many tourists and adventure seekers looking to bag their next peak but I wondered as I peered out among my fellow trail stompers (an impressive mix of folks) what this hike meant to them.

The mountains are more important to the state of Colorado than just the tourist economy of Rocky Mountain National Park or a killer snowboarding season. These…

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Strontia Springs: The little reservoir that could – News on TAP

80 percent of Denver’s drinking water passes through Strontia Springs Reservoir — one of the smallest in Denver Water’s system.

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