Water Rights Related to Oil Shale Development in the Upper Colorado River Basin

Water Rights Related to Oil Shale Development in the Upper Colorado River Basin

Date: November 18, 2008
Creator: Brougher, Cynthia
Description: Concerns over fluctuating oil prices and declining petroleum production worldwide have revived interest in oil shale as a potential resource. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-58) identified oil shale as a strategically important domestic resource and directed the Department of the Interior to promote commercial development. Oil shale development would require significant amounts of water, however, and water supply in the Colorado River Basin, where several oil shale reserves are located, is limited. This report will provide a brief overview of water rights in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, including changes that may be made to currently held water rights and the possibility for abandonment of unused water rights.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Lampsilis hydiana, Specimen #1447

Lampsilis hydiana, Specimen #1447

Date: unknown
Creator: Walker, J. B.
Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an oval shape; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Contributing Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
Quadrula petrina, Specimen #1420

Quadrula petrina, Specimen #1420

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an oval shape; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be recently dead when collected.
Contributing Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
Quadrula aurea, Specimen #1396

Quadrula aurea, Specimen #1396

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a round shape; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Contributing Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
Truncilla macrodon, Specimen #1463

Truncilla macrodon, Specimen #1463

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be recently dead when collected.
Contributing Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
Truncilla macrodon, Specimen #1457

Truncilla macrodon, Specimen #1457

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; white internal coloring; green external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be recently dead when collected.
Contributing Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
Truncilla macrodon, Specimen #1439

Truncilla macrodon, Specimen #1439

Date: August 9, 1891
Creator: Walker, J. B.
Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Contributing Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
Quadrula houstonensis, Specimen #1431

Quadrula houstonensis, Specimen #1431

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a round shape; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be very-recently dead when collected.
Contributing Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
Quadrula houstonensis, Specimen #1428

Quadrula houstonensis, Specimen #1428

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a round shape; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 60 - 100 mm in length and was assessed to be recently dead when collected.
Contributing Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
Quadrula houstonensis, Specimen #1427

Quadrula houstonensis, Specimen #1427

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a round shape; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be recently dead when collected.
Contributing Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum
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