- About WIP
- Participating Entities
- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Empire Electric Association
- Florida Water Conservancy District
- Harris Water Engineering
- High Desert Conservation District
- Dolores Water Conservancy District
- La Plata Archuleta Water District
- La Plata Electric Association
- La Plata Water Conservancy District
- La Plata West Water Authority
- Mancos Conservation District
- Mancos Water Conservancy District
- Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company
- 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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January 5th, 2007
After eight years as head of the Colorado State Department of Agricultre, Commissioner Don Ament announced his retirement and will step down as agriculture commissioner on January 9th, when Governor-elect Bill Ritter wil be sworn in. Ritter has nominated John Stulp, a Lamar-area farmer and former Prowers County commissioner, as the new agriculture chief.
January 2, 2007--Gunnison Water District Members Voice Concern of Pending Bill (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)
Members of the Gunnison River Water Conservancy District are not happy about plans to study pumping water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir to the Front Range. Currently, there is a pending bill that would set aside $500,000 to evaluate water projects, including tapping Blue Mesa Reservoir.
A permit to begin phase two of the Town of Pagosa Springs' San Juan River Restoration Project remains pending, but the US Army Corps of Engineers anticipates the permit's arrival at town offices soon.
Rules proposed by the New Mexico State Engineer that would cap water use for farmers during dry years have members of a New Mexico water district upset claiming the dry-year limitations are far short of what's needed. The State Engineer released the draft regulation in November and has said they're needed to ensure that the state has enough water to meet its downstream delivery obligations.
December 29, 2006: Southwestern Water Conservation District to Acquire Water Rights (Durango Herald)
The Southwestern Water Conservation District, apparently unable to persuade the city of Durango to reduce the amount of water it wants for a kayak course on the Animas River, moved Thursday to acquire water rights itself.
Legislation that aims to help rural communities establish reliable water services has been signed into law by President Bush. The bill allows communities to receive help with their water planning and infrasturcure. The Rural Water Supply Act directs the U.S. Interior Department, through the Bureau of Reclamation, to establish a program to plan, design and construct rural water-supply projects.
November 29th, 2006
Press Release Tuesday October 31, 12:03 pm ET
Source: Southern Nevada Water Authority
Contacts: Kip White, Bureau of Reclamation (202) 513-0684 or Scott Huntley, Southern Nevada Water Authority (702) 258-7258
This article, first aired on KLASTV, Las Vegas, details Southern Nevada's latest efforts to secure additional water supplies for growing Las Vegas, Nevada. View the Full Story.