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- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Utility Commission
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Dolores Conservation District
- Dolores Water Conservancy District
- Empire Electric Association
- Florida Water Conservancy District
- La Plata Archuleta Water District
- La Plata Electric Association
- La Plata Water Conservancy District
- Mancos Conservation District
- Mancos Water Conservancy District
- Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD)
- Pine River Irrigation District
- San Juan Water Conservancy District
- Southwestern Water Conservation District
- Town of Silverton
- Town of Telluride
- Regional Water Projects
- Animas-La Plata Project (Lake Nighthorse)
- Animas River Stakeholders
- Cloud Seeding Program
- Dolores Project (McPhee Reservoir)
- Dry Gulch Reservoir (Pending)
- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
- Mancos Project (Jackson Gulch Reservoir)
- Long Hollow Reservoir
- Pine River Project (Vallecito Reservoir)
- Rio Blanco Restoration Project
- River Protection Work Group
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USGS scientists and academic colleagues have investigated how California's interconnected San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (the Bay-Delta system) is expected to change from 2010 to 2099 in response to both fast and moderate climate warming scenarios.
The drought map created by University College London shows a number of worryingly dry areas around the globe, in places including East Africa, Canada, France and Britain. But the largest area of catastrophic drought centers on Texas. It is an angry red swath on the map, signifying what has been the driest year in the state’s history.
October 30, 2011--Massive California farm-to-city water deal snared in litigation (Los Angeles Times)
A 2003 water pact between the Imperial Valley and San Diego County was supposed to be good for both parties, and for California. But the agreement — billed as the largest sale of water from farms to cities in the nation — is snared in litigation and the outcome is uncertain.
Everyone in New Mexico knows about the drought—from the farmers and ranchers who live on the plains to ditch riders in the Rio Grande Valley and backyard gardeners in the
The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) was awarded a $100,000 USDA-Rural Development Grant last fall to help members save energy and explore renewable energy options. The funds are designated to assist rural small businesses, specifically irrigators and water companies, with energy audits and renewable energy development.
A pilot project in Colorado's Arkansas Valley seeks to break a "buy and dry" trend in which thirsty cities buy water rights from farmers desperate for cash in times of severe drought, only to permanently parch cropland, shutter farms and hurt the tax bases of agricultural towns.
By some models, the Front Range of Colorado will drink 350 billion more gallons of water each year by 2050 than it already does. Three hundred and fifty billion. Colorado’s population is expected to double in that time, with a bulk of that concentrated along the I-25 Corridor. Where will all that water come from?
Felix Fritschi likes to damage plants. He's no vandal.
Sustainable Conservation, in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Incentives, Protected Harvest and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, has been awarded a $372,000 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a pilot program to measure environmental benefits in California’s Mokelumne River Watershed.
For Native Americans who inhabited this area in prehistoric times, the Animas River held little appeal. Fish were not a part of their diet, and they shared with other Western tribes a belief in “water babies,” evil spirits that pulled children into the lake to drown them, said Andrew Gulliford, a professor of history at Fort Lewis College.