Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District

ANIMAS-LA PLATA WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT (ALPWCD)Animas River Closeup
841 East Second Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-2659
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BACKGROUND

The Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District (ALPWCD) is a special district formed on March 18, 1981 as set forth in C.R.S. 37-45-102. The territory included within the boundaries of the District are divided into three subdivisions with Directors appointed from each.

MISSION

The general purpose of the District includes, but is not limited to: "acquire and appropriate waters of the Animas and La Plata rivers and their tributaries and other sources of water supply by means of 'works' as defined in the 'Water Conservancy Act' and to divert, store, transport, conserve and stabilize all of said supplies of water for domestic, irrigation, power, manufacturing and other beneficial uses within and for the territory to be included in the District."

MANAGEMENT

The ALPWCD is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors. The Board adopts an annual budget based upon a mill levy. Directors are appointed to four-year terms by the Division 7 Water Judge. The present Directors, their positions on the Board, and current terms of office are as follows:

Robert Wolff, President, Subdivision 2 (to March 2016)
Tom Hartnett, Vice-President, Subdivision 1 (to March 2015)
Gene Bradley, Secretary-Treasurer, Subdivision 2 (to March 2017)
Kenneth Beegles, Director, Subdivision 3 (to March 2014)
Tom Brossia, Director, Subdivision 2 (to March 2015)
Lee Campbell, Director, Subdivision 3 (to March 2017)
Joseph Colgan, Director, Subdivision 3 (to March 2017)
Ronald Gillen, Director, Subdivision 1 (to March 2017)
J. Pat Greer, Director, Subdivision 1 (to March 2014)
Dan Huntington, Director, Subdivision 1 (to March 2015)
Matt Isgar, Director, Subdivision 1 (to March 2017)
Stephen Krest, Director, Subdivision 1 (to March 2017)

Chuck Lawler, Director, Subdivision 3 (to March 2017)
Deems Taylor, Director, Subdivision 1 (to March 2017)
John T. (Ted) Vickers, Director, Subdivision 3 (to March 2014)

Currently, the Board of Directors meets every other month on the second Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

RELATED LINKS

Animas-La Plata Project