The Water Information Program is a public information program sponsored by the water districts, organizations and agencies in the San Juan and Dolores watersheds of Southwestern Colorado. The purpose of the WIP is to provide information to the public and community on water topics and water related issues.

PLEASE SIGN ON-LINE PETITION!

The Animas River Stakeholders Group is trying to get citizen participation in advocating for Good Samaritan Legislation via a website Trout Unlimited has set up. Please sign the petition to finally get common-sense legislation to help clean up our rivers!


Jackson Gulch Project Water for Lease for 2015 Irrigation Season!

MANCOS WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR LEASING JACKSON GULCH PROJECT WATER FOR THE 2015 IRRIGATION SEASON

CONTACT

Mancos Water Conservancy District
42599 C. R. N
Mancos, Colorado  81328
(970) 533-7325


World Oceans Day--June 8th!

World Oceans Day is about putting a spotlight on one of Earth’s most vital resources, including the things that threaten its future. The United Nations has called the oceans the “heart of the planet,” underscoring the vital role the oceans, which make up nearly two-thirds of earth’s surface, play in sustaining life. The first World Oceans Day was marked in 2002.


WIP Spring 2015 Newsletter Now Available!

The Spring 2015 Water Information Program newsletter is now available!


REPOST! We are trying to obtain input on the possible elimination of news stories on the WIP website. Please vote and provide comments!

We are trying to obtain input on the possible elimination of news stories on the WIP website. Please vote and provide comments! Vote 'No'--do not eliminate the news stories and continue to post them on the website. Vote 'Yes' to eliminate the news posts from the website.


2015 Legislative Updates

The following provides legislative updates for the 2015 session. The Board of the Southwestern Water Conservation District provides this as a service to those interested in water related legislation. We hope that you find the updates beneficial.
 
Bruce Whitehead
Executive Director
Southwestern Water Conservation District


***2015 Colorado NPS Funding Cycle Begins***

The Colorado Nonpoint Source Program (NPS) is announcing the start of the 2015 Colorado NPS Funding Cycle. Proposal application information, instruction documents, application forms, and deadlines can be found here.


Colorado WaterWise Value of Water Toolkit is Now Available!

Colorado WaterWise Value of Water Toolkit is now available! It has evolved into the new Colorado Water – Live Like You Love It program.

EPA Releases “Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Ready Estuaries program has published Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans as a resource for environmental managers and planners.

Two West Slope Water Conservation Districts Jointly Adopt Principles for Addressing Colorado River Drought Conditions

The two Water Conservation Districts that comprise the entire Colorado River basin in Colorado adopted implementation principles concerning how the current, extended drought conditions are addressed on the Colorado River’s storage system.

***Public Input Sought for Colorado Water Plan!***

As an essential resource, water supports the open space provided by the state’s productive ranches and farms, brings us recreational activities such as boating and fishing, is the source of high quality drinking water for our growing towns and cities, and provides life to the beautiful environment that surrounds us. 


Are You in Favor of a National Water Policy?

We are trying to obtain input on whether or not there is support for a National Water Policy. Please provide comments and input, including why or why not. Thank you in advance for your time!