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CPW: Tests for blue-green algae in Chatfield State Park’s dog park come back negative

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golden retriever in lake

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmental Labs (CDPHE) sampled water from the ponds in the dog leash in an effort to confirm if blue-green algae — which has been known to kill dogs in other parts of the country — was present.

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Chatfield Farms bloom into summer at Lavender Festival

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When summer comes, so come the beautiful and fragrant wildflowers of the West. Celebrate these gorgeous blooms at the Chatfield Farms’ fourth annual Lavender Festival. Enjoy some of the most vibrant lavender varieties, and explore the exciting ways you can use them in your daily life.

“Our horticulture team wanted to get more involved in lavender, and we had been to the Lavender Festival in Palisade and really enjoyed it, and that’s kind of what interested us about getting involved with it,” says Michele Wilcox, public events manager for the Denver Botanic Gardens and Chatfield Farms.

Continue reading about the Lavender Festival @Gazette.com.

Colorado dam spills for the first time in 4 years

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LITTLETON, Colo. — Strontia Springs Reservoir, located in Waterton Canyon, in Littleton, is part of the South Platte River Collection System. That means 80 percent of Denver’s drinking water passes through this small lake.

The reservoir which holds 7,863 acre-feet of water is the smallest of Denver Water’s 10 major reservoirs.

While the water that goes over the spillway into the South Platte River continues downstream to Chatfield Reservoir, other water is diverted into a 3.4-mile tunnel under the mountains to the Foothills Water Treatment Plant.

Continue reading @9News.

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