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- 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
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- 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
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- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
- Mancos Project (Jackson Gulch Reservoir)
- Long Hollow Reservoir
- Pine River Project (Vallecito Reservoir)
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Coordinated releases from a series of Upper Colorado River Basin reservoirs began yesterday afternoon and are anticipated to carry on through early next week as part of the Coordinated Reservoirs Operations Program. Managers of the reservoirs completed a conference call yesterday, agreeing to voluntarily run the program this year.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says five western Colorado reservoirs won’t be releasing water to help endangered fish this spring because of dry conditions.
Apprehension continues to grow in Colorado as snowfall, although improving, remains far below average. Coming on top of severe drought last year, water managers and fire marshals fear a hot, dry summer ahead.
Waters leaders from Denver and several Western Slope organizations have reached a broad if still unsigned agreement described by one of the participants involved as a peace pact, with consequences that extend from Grand Junction to several Denver suburbs.
Mountain towns in the Rockies have a symbiotic relationship with Denver and other cities along Colorado’s urbanized, Front Range corridor. It is typically also one of ambivalence.
Six reservoirs along the upper Colorado River are releasing water through the Memorial Day weekend to help improve mating habitat for endangered fish. The releases from Granby, Ruedi, Windy Gap, Williams Wolford Mountain, Dillon and Green Mountain reservoirs are designed to replicate spring peak flows on the Colorado before the dams were built.
Cleaning up all the pollution from abandoned mines would help the Snake River, but water quality in the basin above Keystone will never be pristine.
After the birth of Myrth McDonald’s twin boys — John and Jay — six months ago, the Summit County,
Expansion of the wastewater-treatment plant at Farmer’s Korner — for $34 million — is on track for groundbreaking this summer, so long as the state doesn’t require an $8 million-to-$15 million nitrificatio
Several weeks of intensive late-summer research at the abandoned Pennsylvania Mine in Summit County could help set the stage for state and federal cleanup funds.