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Water Levels Decline at John Martin Reservoir

Water Levels Decline at John Martin Reservoir

CPW Facebook Posting on John Martin Dam Water Levels As our water level continues to get lower, our courtesy dock on the east boat ramp has reached the end of the cable and anchors holding it in place. Starting on July 25th, the dock will be removed from the water and the ramp will only […]

CPW Orders Emergency Fish Salvage at Queens Reservoir as Drought Intensifies

CPW Orders Emergency Fish Salvage at Queens Reservoir as Drought Intensifies

  LAMAR, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Monday ordered an emergency public fish salvage at Queens Reservoir about 15 miles north of Lamar in Kiowa County due to declining water levels related to intensifying drought conditions. Queens is a warm water irrigation storage reservoir as part of the Great Plains Reservoir system that […]

Invasive Mussel Update from CW

Invasive Mussel Update from CW

  DENVER – More boats requiring decontamination due to fouling by destructive mussels entered Colorado in 2021 compared to previous years, but the statewide inspection program coordinated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife again succeeded in keeping invasive mussels out of the state’s lakes and reservoirs. “Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to meet the challenge of […]

Repairs Underway for Flood Erosion for Willow Creek

Repairs Underway for Flood Erosion for Willow Creek

  The various thunderstorms from last week took their toll on a portion of the bank of Willow Creek, etching out tons of dirt from the east side of the east bank, about 200 yards north of the Memorial Avenue bridge when the creek rapidly expanded its capacity to carry water within the confines of […]

May Valley Water Addresses Rate Concerns to Lamar Utility Board

May Valley Water Addresses Rate Concerns to Lamar Utility Board

  Greg Colvin, President of the May Valley Water Association and Robert Fleming, board member, asked the Lamar Utilities Board what are the available rate schedules for May Valley’s potable water well and pumping facilities this past Tuesday, June 14th.  They also asked about the potential of the Lamar Light Plant swapping some out-of-territory customers […]

Lamar Council Okays Street Name Change, Liquor Permits

Lamar Council Okays Street Name Change, Liquor Permits

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 22-06-01 renaming South 11th Street to Thunder Drive to match the recent change of the Lamar High School’s mascot to Lamar Thunder during its June 13th meeting.  The street runs north/south connecting Savage Avenue to Yucca Drive.  The new, official mailing address for the high school will […]

Spring of 2022 Review from NWS - Recent Storm Pix

Spring of 2022 Review from NWS – Recent Storm Pix

  The start of meteorological spring (March, April and May) started out and ended warm and dry, with periods of cold and wet weather the rule throughout the rest of March, as several weather systems brought cool and unsettled weather to south central and southeast Colorado. Occasional breezy to windy conditions also brought periods of […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife shares boating safety tips in support of National Safe Boating Week

Colorado Parks and Wildlife shares boating safety tips in support of National Safe Boating Week

  Enjoy the water, but always do so with a life jacket on – they save lives! DENVER – As boat ramps open and warmer temperatures entice people to recreate on the water, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges people to wear a life jacket and boat responsibly this summer. In honor of National Safe Boating […]

Ark Valley Conduit on Fast Track

Ark Valley Conduit on Fast Track

  Bill Long and Lee Miller, representing the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, told the Lamar City Council an influx of federal funds has allowed the Arkansas Valley Conduit to move forward on its construction date.  The Conduit, first proposed in 1962, has been treading water for half a century or more until the past […]

West Boat Ramp Closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park Due to Low Water

West Boat Ramp Closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park Due to Low Water

HASTY, Colo. – Low water has forced Colorado Parks and Wildlife to close the West Boat Ramp at John Martin Reservoir State Park to use by trailers. Hand-launched craft such as canoes and kayaks can continue launching. “Guests are invited to launch their boats from the East Boat Ramp, as it still has adequate water to […]

Lamar City Council Tables Ordinances

Lamar City Council Tables Ordinances

  Following their May 9th work session to discuss two pending ordinances, the Lamar City Council tabled both during its regular session, pending additional discussion.  One ordinance concerns a fee and fine structure for buildings which are being left vacant by owners who have not been adhering to municipal codes for safety, adherence to code […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

Drought Continues across South Central and Southeast Colorado   SYNOPSIS: April of 2022 was a warm, windy and dry month across south central and especially southeast Colorado, as weather systems moved mainly north of the area, bringing very windy weather and mainly dry weather to southern Colorado. This dry and very windy pattern brought critical […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-April 18, 2022

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-April 18, 2022

…Drought Conditions Continue across South Central and Southeast Colorado… SYNOPSIS: March of 2022 started out and ended warm and dry, however cool and unsettled weather was the rule for the rest of the month, as several weather systems brought cold and unsettled weather to much of south central and southeast Colorado. This, along with pockets […]

June 2022 Wheat Field Days

June 2022 Wheat Field Days

Colorado State University Crops Testing is excited to announce the details for the 2022 Wheat Field Days. They are made possible by our farmer-cooperators, seed company and industry partners, and colleagues from the CSU College of Ag. and Ag. Experiment Station, CSU Extension, Colorado Wheat, and USDA-ARS. We have a great set of public and […]

Arkansas Valley Conduit Three-Party Contract Approved

Arkansas Valley Conduit Three-Party Contract Approved

By CHRIS WOODKA SECWCD A three-party contract allowing for the Arkansas Valley Conduit to deliver clean drinking water to 50,000 people in 39 communities east of Pueblo was signed by the Bureau of Reclamation on March 18, 2022, following approval by the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District Board and the Pueblo Board of Water Works […]