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- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Water 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
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
- Regional Water Projects
- Animas River Stakeholders
- Animas-La Plata Project
- Cloud Seeding Program
- Dolores Project (McPhee Reservoir)
- Dry Gulch Reservoir (Pending)
- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
- Jackson Gulch Reservoir
- Long Hollow Reservoir
- Pine River Project (Vallecito Reservoir)
- Rio Blanco Restoration Project
- River Protection Work Group
- UMETCO (Urivan) Water Rights
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Colorado River Basin Roundtable
March 26, 2014--State proposal lays scenario for cross-state water diversion (Grand Junction Sentinel)
The state water plan officials will offer to Gov. John Hickenlooper won’t identify a specific transmountain diversion, but will lay out the conditions under which one could be pursued, officials said Tuesday. The development came out of a meeting of the Interbasin Compact Committee on Tuesday, said Jim Pokrandt, who serves on the committee and heads the Colorado River Basin roundtable.
The members of the Colorado River Basin Roundtable last week unanimously agreed to tell a group of Front Range water interests not to look for new sources of water on the Western Slope to meet a forecasted water shortage.
August 4, 2010--Study: Amount of water for oil shale production is less than estimated (Grand Junction Sentinel)
An oil shale industry producing the equivalent of 1.5 million barrels of oil per day might require significantly less water than had been previously believed, a study suggests. Much of the water savings could stem from using natural gas to heat shale in place instead of using coal-fired electrical plants the size of those near Craig, the study suggests.
People in western Colorado have been talking about how to best use the basin’s limited supply of water for the future, water watchers in the Colorado River Basin discussed Wednesday.
Water officials will seek out suggestions for supplying Colorado’s growing water needs over the next half-century in a town hall meeting today at Two Rivers Convention Center.
March 12, 2007--River district scores $300k to study energy's influence on water supplies (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)
The Colorado River Water Conservation District has the go-ahead to study whether the water needs of oil shale, tar sands and natural gas development in the region will have negative consequences on the area's water supply. But state water managers want cooperation from the energy industry.
If private companies are pulling commercial-grade petroleum from Colorado, they might have to do it using more water than the Western Slope population now uses...The Colorado River Basin Roundtable is trying to get a handle on the amount of water that could be needed for development of oil shale deposits in Colorado, the richest of which lie between the Colorado and Green rivers in the northwest c