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.

***Save the Dates for The Great Divide Film Showings in Southwest Colorado!***

Plan to attend one of southwest Colorado's The Great Divide film showings:

September 9, 2015--Cortez
September 10, 2015--Durango
September 11, 2015--Telluride
September 12, 2015--Pagosa Springs

 


***Registration is Now Open for 9th Annual Water 101 Seminar (Bayfield, CO)!***

Registration is now open for 9th Annual Water 101 Seminar to be conducted at the Bayfield (CO) Town Library (395 Bayfield Center Drive). Topics include Colorado water law, history, administration, and development. Qualifies for continuing education credits for lawyers and realtors, training units for water utility operators, and teacher certificate renewal hours!


Make Your Voice Heard: 2nd Draft of Colorado Water Plan Released; Comments Due September 17th!

The second draft of Colorado's Water Plan was released on July 8th and is available for review online at the CWCB website. Public comments are due by September 17, 2015.


Summer 2015 WIP Newsletter Now Available!

The Summer 2015 Water Information Program newsletter is now available!


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


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.