Archive - 2012

December 30th

Local River Flows Lowest on Record

According to the Colorado Division of Water Resources, Animas River flows in November were the lowest in 102 years of record keeping at just 9,209 acre-feet (af). Rege Leach, Division engineer in Durango, indicated the second-lowest flows occurred in 1934 with 9,374 af.

Razorback Sucker Found in Grand Canyon

Biologists recently caught a razorback sucker in Grand Canyon National Park. It was the first one seen in 20 years and it is believed the fish swam upstream 50 miles from Lake Mead.

Crane Departs CWA

Colorado Watershed Assembly (CWA) Executive Director, Jeff Crane, announced his resignation from the organization at the Annual Watershed Assembly Conference in October.

Magnuson and Higman Recognized by Colorado Division of Water Resources

Two managers of the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company (MVIC), Don Magnuson and Mike Higman, were recognized as co-Water Managers o

Pitts Received NWRA 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Pitts received the National Water Resources Association’s (NWRA) Lifetime Achievement Award at their 81

Zinks Receive Riparian Award

The Colorado Riparian Association awarded Patti and Ed Zink its Excellence in Riparian Management award for 2012.

USBR Colorado River Study Predicts Water Shortages

On December 12th Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the release of a study--authorized by Congress and jointly

USGS Report Summarizes Groundwater Pumping Affects on Stream Flows

Groundwater and surface-water systems are connected, and groundwater discharge is often a substantial component of the total flow of a

CRWCD Releases New Book

The Colorado River Water Conservation District (CRWCD) released their new book, Water Wrangling,

CWCB Introduces New Book

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) recently released their 75th anniversary book, Defend and Develop.