User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Water Quality :: Stormwater Management
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Boulder sends robots into city's sewer lines to check for flood damage 17.4.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The robots are here. Armed with new technology and purpose, they've have been making their way through Boulder — right under our feet.
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Early results show tight race in Afghanistan presidential election 14.4.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
In the first partial results from Afghanistan's presidential election, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has emerged as the early leader, but he is far from crossing the 50 percent vote threshold needed to win outright, according to the country's election commission.
Runoff vote likely in Afghanistan presidential race 14.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Kabul, Afghanistan • Two clear front-runners emerged in Afghanistan’s presidential election as partial results released Sunday showed a tight race that increasingly appears destined for a runoff vote. Both candidates promise a fresh start with the West, vowing to sign a security pact with the United States, which has been rejected by President Hamid Karzai. With 10 percent of the ballots counted, Abdullah Abdullah, who was Karzai’s main rival in his fraud-marred re-election in 2009, had 41.9 per...
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Steamboat briefs: City of Steamboat offers tips to prepare for runoff 12.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The city of Steamboat Springs has released its annual tip sheet to help property owners prepare for the potential of high water this spring from area rivers and streams. In a news release, city officials said the current forecast from the National Resource Conservation Service forecast calls for above average river flows in Colorado from April through July. Butcherknife Creek and other low lying areas in Steamboat already may be entering peak runoff, officials wrote. To prepare for potential high water, the city advises property owners to: ■ Remove outdoor furniture, firewood, landscape debris, branches that might have fallen during the October 2013 snow storm, construction materials, etc., from the vicinity of the waterway to prevent blockages of culverts and drainages. ■ Check your property’s floodplain or floodplain status. ■ Review Routt County’s high water preparedness guide. ■ Follow weather forecasts and take additional precautions during heavy spring storms. Rain or snow events and warm ...
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City of Steamboat offers tips to prepare for spring runoff 12.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The city of Steamboat Springs has released its annual tip sheet to help property owners prepare for the potential of high water this spring from area rivers and streams. In a news release, city officials said the current forecast from the National Resource Conservation Service forecast calls for above average river flows in Colorado from April through July. Butcherknife Creek and other low lying areas in Steamboat already may be entering their peak runoff, officials wrote. To prepare for potential high water, the city advises property owners to: • Remove outdoor furniture, firewood, landscape debris, branches that might have fallen during the October 2013 snow storm, construction materials, etc., from the vicinity of the waterway to prevent blockages of culverts and drainages. • Review Routt County's high water preparedness guide . • Follow weather forecasts and take additional precautions during heavy spring storms. Rain or snow events and warm temperatures can increase the risk of high water and flash ...
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Salt Lake City to offer sewer and water line insurance 10.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City officials announced Thursday they will offer residents insurance against broken water and sewer lines. The voluntary program offered through Connecticut-based HomeServe USA will cost $3.99 per month for water lines and $6.99 per month for sewer lines. Jeff Niermeyer, director of the Department of Public Utilities, said residents are responsible for those residential lines that branch from main water and sewer lines. Repairs for those lines can be as expensive as $5,000 to $7,000...
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Salt Lake City offers sewer and water line insurance 10.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City officials announced Thursday they will offer residents insurance against broken water and sewer lines. The voluntary program offered through Connecticut-based HomeServe USA will cost $3.99 per month for water lines and $6.99 per month for sewer lines. Jeff Niermeyer, director of the Department of Public Utilities, said residents are responsible for those residential lines that branch from main water and sewer lines. Repairs for those lines can be as expensive as $5,000 to $7,000, ...
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Front Range ditch companies race runoff 7.4.2014 Denver Post: Local
Battered by floods last fall and facing spring runoff from above- average snowpack, Front Range ditch companies are scrambling to make ...
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Flat rates for flushing scrutinized 7.4.2014 Durango Herald
The city of Durango may change a new sewer-rate structure that outraged residents a few months ago. But some residents say theyx2019re still not happy.The Durango City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing April 15 that could reduce the flat-rate fee from 5,000 gallons of water a month to 3,000 for La Plata County customers...
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Durango, county agree on land-planning deal (Cached) 2.4.2014 Durango Herald
Mission accomplished.The city of Durango and La Plata County came to a compromise on new land-use standards and procedures after years of debate and negotiation.The La Plata County Board of County Commissioners approved new countywide regulations, transitional standards for areas just outside city limits and an...
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Warming spell next week could cause Yampa River flows in Steamboat to spike 2.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center in Salt Lake City is signaling that a warming trend next week could kick off low elevation runoff, causing the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs and downstream in Moffat County to begin to rise steeply. The center is projecting that the Yampa will flow well above its historic norm at more than 350 cubic feet per second Thursday through Sunday. But the river’s flow could begin to stair-step more steeply to more than 700 cfs late next week. And if that comes to pass, it will because of a significant warming trend. The Yampa at Maybell, west of Craig, also is expected to rise but with bigger peaks and valleys than further upstream in Steamboat. At Maybell, the river was flowing at more than 1,000 cfs Tuesday and could spike to nearly 1,700 cfs by Monday. “Both the North American and European forecast models are predicting unsettled weather this week followed by a warming period the middle part of next week,” Colorado Basin River Forecast Center hydrologist Ashley ...
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Moisture in snowpack well above average in mountains surrounding Steamboat 1.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Frequently fresh is one way to describe snowfall at Steamboat Ski Area in March 2014. Skiers and riders didn’t experience any double-digit powder days, but they never went more than three days without some new snowfall to keep their favorite trails freshened up. And there was only one of those three-day dry spells. Snow fell on the slopes of Mount Werner 15 days in March, yielding a snowfall total of 42 inches at mid-mountain and 57 at the summit. The average mid-mountain March snowfall total is 52 inches. David Baldinger Jr., the official observer for the National Weather Service, said his weather station not far from Steamboat Springs High School finished March with 16.1 inches of snow and14.7 on the ground, compared to 28.5 inches accumulation and 20.8 on the ground at the end of March 2013. Baldinger Jr. confirmed that consistent snowfall has been the hallmark of the weather pattern the past two months — February began with snowfall in town on 14 of the first 17 days. Some of the best ...
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Flush no more 31.3.2014 Durango Herald
Itx2019s already a dirty job, but the amount of cleansing wipes clogging up Durangox2019s sewer system has the department begging for relief.Premoistened wipes are popular x201cclean-upx201d tools easily disposed of down the toilet. But because they are less dissolvable than regular toilet paper, city workers are spending...
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Snow survey program forecasts big water year for Colorado 19.3.2014 Denver Post: Outdoors
It's a short walk through deep snow to what the federal government considers the headwaters of the Colorado River. Some years it's deeper than others.
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1,000 gallons of oil illegally dumped in Utah sewer 18.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Syracuse • Authorities in Davis County are trying to find whoever illegally dumped about 1,000 gallons of used motor oil into sewer lines last month. Officials with the North Davis Sewer District say operators at a Syracuse water treatment plant noticed a patch of oil flowing into the station the morning of Feb. 21. The plant was not damaged. Sewer district manager Kevin Cowan told the Standard-Examiner he suspects the culprit is the driver of an oil pumper who sent the oil into a manhole in the...
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Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, March 18 18.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Good morning Steamboat Today readers. • Intrawest, which owns Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., released its earnings report Monday for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014. Intrawest looks to use liquidity for acquisitions, real estate development • Council member Scott Ford said the informal coffee series already is being done successfully in cities and towns such as Longmont, Golden and Fruita. Steamboat City Council to consider starting new informal coffee meetings with constituents • The city has made a number of improvements to infrastructure since the last major spring runoff season in 2011. Spring runoff preparations underway in Steamboat Springs • The Steamboat Springs School District is taking a series of steps over the next 10 weeks or so toward planning the district's 2014-15 budget, which will be adopted in June. Steamboat Springs School District hosting its annual community budget forums in two weeks • The South Routt School District is conducting a survey to gauge the ...
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Spring runoff preparations underway in Steamboat Springs 18.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
It is too early to tell how significant the annual swelling of area creeks and rivers will be this spring in the Yampa Valley. But preparations to mitigate any potential impacts already are underway. Saying there was some early concern because of the heavy snowfall this year, City Manager Deb Hinsvark recently briefed the Steamboat Springs City Council on the city's progress in preparing for any potential issues from the annual spring runoff. Some of the highlights included some infrastructure improvements that have been made since 2011 when the Yampa River spilled its banks and caused some local flooding. Since then, the city has replaced and upsized culverts especially on 13th Street and near Butcherknife Creek. It also plugged a culvert near the Fairfield Inn so that an existing one would better drain a field that collects water from Walton Creek. In a related effort, the city recently acted on the recommendation of a volunteer stormwater task force when it hired a water systems ...
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Flooded Colorado communities face spring snowmelt danger 16.3.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Flooded Colorado communities face spring snowmelt danger
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Flooded communities face another spring flood danger 15.3.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Flooded communities face another spring flood danger
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Leftist declared winner in Salvador's election 13.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador—El Salvador's electoral court on Thursday declared leftist party candidate and a former rebel commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren the winner of the hotly contested presidential election.
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