Latest News – May 11
Water Where? Find Out By Watching These WAC Videos!
The irony of holding a drought impact presentation while the latest snow storm raged outside on an early May evening did not go unnoticed by the nearly 50 attendees at last Wednesday’s Lake County Watershed Advisory Council (WAC) “Water Where?” program. After all, it wasn’t hard to see WHERE the WATER was – it was right outside, falling from the sky.Kara Lamb with the Bureau of Reclamation addresses a Standing Room Only crowd at the Lake County Watershed Advisory Council’s “Water Where?” presentation.
And while most of the night’s reports told a different story than they would have a mere 8 weeks ago, all erred on the side of caution: The recent precipitation has not put an end to drought conditions in Colorado!
So where do things stand? How does Lake County look heading into the warmer (!) months?
There’s no doubt that those snow-capped mountains are looking well-laden, but what about our lakes and streams? What can we expect? Will there continue to be dust storms on Turquoise and Twin Lakes?
Well, here’s the news straight from the experts. All of the presenters provided simple, clear cut statistics about the most recent numbers when it comes to water in Leadville and Lake County. Enjoy!
WAC – Water Where? Introduction:
In this video Joe Nachtrieb, Chair of Watershed Advisory Council and program moderator makes introductions for the Presentation: Water Where? The workshop is centered around impacts of drought on Lake County, Colorado and the region. Nachtrieb provides some background on WAC and introduces the evening’s presenters.
WAC – Water Where? Doeskin:
In this video, Colorado’s Climatologist Nolan Doeskin addresses the question “What’s with this weather?” This presentation focuses on current climatologically conditions, and what Colorado might expect in the year ahead (2013). The discussion includes historical data and current statistics concerning the drought impact in Lake County and the Arkansas River Basin.
WAC – Water Where? Teter:
Next up on the program was Parkville Water District’s General Manager Greg Teter who discussed Leadville’s municipal water supply status. n November, 2012, Leadville Today did an extensive story about Parkville’s recent success in bringing a new/old water source back into its system. For those interviews and extensive videos: LINK.
WAC – Water Where? Lamb:
In this video, Kara Lamb with the Bureau of Reclamation tackles how the drought could affect recreation on local lakes and streams, including detailed information about Lake County’s Turquoise Lake, Twin Lakes Forebay and Twin Lakes.
WAC – Water Where? Whitney:
In this video, Lyle Whitney, a Senior Water Conservation Specialist with the City of Aurora addresses, “What measures can individuals in Lake County take to conserve this precious resource?” In addition, Whitney discusses the various programs in place for water conservation in Aurora whose main water source is in Lake County, Colorado.