Dolores River

Luke Runyon / KUNC

A wastewater facility on Colorado’s Western Slope is resuming operations more than a year after it was shut down for causing a sizable earthquake in 2019. 

The federal government is now taking comments on alternatives to a project in western Colorado notorious for causing earthquakes. 

The Bureau of Reclamation is looking for replacements for the Paradox Valley Unit, located in a remote part of western Colorado’s Montrose County. The agency released a draft environmental impact statement for those replacements Friday. 

Nara Bopp was working at a thrift store in Moab, Utah the morning of March 4 when her desk started moving. 

“I immediately assumed that it was a garbage truck,” Bopp said.

Daniel Rayzel

If you’re a boater who loves the Lower Dolores, you likely check in with the Dolores Water Conservancy District’s website for updates on a McPhee Reservoir “spill.”

Those updates are carefully curated by several groups with Lower Dolores interests, including Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Dolores River Boating Advocates. 

Daniel Rayzel

The Dolores Water Conservancy District has announced a managed release, also known as a “spill,” from McPhee Reservoir in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

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