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.

***Help Save the Colorado River: Pledge Now to the Change the Course Campaign!***

The freshwater team at National Geographic believes the principle of motivated individual action can help to restore the flow of the Colorado River.  Together with the Bonneville Environment Foundation and Participant Media, National Geographic has created the “Change the Course” campaign.

***Contribute to the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund on Your Taxes***

Its already tax season, and while you may not enjoy sending in your income taxes, you can feel good about where some of your money or tax refund is going by participating in the Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund Tax Check-Off Program.

***Save the Date: June 26-27, 2014 Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Training Workshop (Dolores/Cortez, CO)***

Save the date for the third annual Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Training Workshop on June 26-27, 2014. This year it will be conducted in the Dolores/Cortez, CO area. It qualifies for a continuing education credit from Adams State University as well as 11 contact hours. For more information and/or to register, contact Mountain Studies Institute.

2014 Legislative Updates

The following provides legislative updates for the 2014 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

Winter 2013 WIP Newsletter Now Available!

The winter 2013 Water Information Program newsletter is now available!

***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. 

Fall 2013 WIP Newsletter Now Available!

The Fall 2013 Water Information Program newsletter is now available.

Area Reservoir Statistics

The following provides information from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on area reservoir statistics:

March 2014
February 2014
January 2014

Summer 2013 WIP Newsletter Now Available!

The summer 2013 Water Information Program (WIP) newsletter is now available!

The USGS Wants You as a 'Citizen Scientist'!

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is recruiting what it calls “citizen scientists” to share their observations of natural phenomena that will then be put into usable form. For more information and/or to sign up, visit their website.

Water Jobs

The following provides a listing of water related jobs: 

Water Quality Program Coordinator, Boulder, CO (closes 3/14/14)
Development Director, Colorado Water Trust (closes 12/2/13)

Spring 2013 WIP Newsletter Now Available!

The Spring 2013 Water Information Program newsletter is now available.

Colorado Weather Program Seeks Volunteers to Monitor Drought, Climate

Weather watchers are needed to help Colorado State monitor the ongoing drought and longer-term climate conditions. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, known as CoCoRaHS, is hoping to have at least one person per square mile recording observations along the Front Range, and as many as possible elsewhere in the state.

Water Use Audits Offered to Farmers!

Farmers consume nearly 90 percent of Colorado's water, and Colorado State University is offering ways for them to use it more efficiently. A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to CSU's Center for Agricultural Energy will pay for reduced-cost irrigation efficiency audits for growers with center pivot systems.