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- City of Durango Utility Commission
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Dolores Conservation District
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- 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
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- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
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Amid a worsening drought along the Colorado River, 40-plus water agency officials, environmentalists, farmers and Indian tribal leaders from the seven states that depend on the river for survival are gathered here for a “moving forward” meeting called by federal officials. Last year was dry; this year is even worse, officials said.
May 27, 2013--Federal, state, tribal Colorado River users to meet in San Diego about water supply concerns (Washington Post)
Top water decision-makers from seven Western states plan to join conservation groups and Indian tribes in San Diego on Tuesday to begin hammering out rules for squeezing every useable drop from the overtaxed Colorado River. The work meeting hosted by federal water managers comes amid dire predictions for the waterway. The U.S.
El Niño wreaks havoc across the globe, shifting weather patterns that spawn droughts in some regions and floods in others. The impacts of this tropical Pacific climate phenomenon are well known and documented. A mystery, however, has remained despite decades of research: Why does El Niño always peak around Christmas and end quickly by February to April?
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.
The Colorado River's winter whisper in the Kawuneeche Valley was becoming a quiet spring roar last week as the stream hinted at the beginnings of the snowmelt's pell-mell tumble of
After many hours of debate this week, the U.S. House and the Senate agriculture committees passed their respective versions of the 2013 Farm Bill. The versions are more similar than they are different, giving farmers and ranchers hope that a comprehensive farm bill indeed will get passed before the Sept.
Farmers and ranchers in Montezuma, Archuleta, San Miguel, La Plata, and Dolores counties may be eligible for low-interest emergency loans to help cover losses they sustained as a result of the effects of drought conditions according to Rick Cervenka, senior farm loan officer, with the Farm Service Agency. People must apply no later than Sept. 9, 2013.
As the second of year of drought worsens on Wright’s Mesa, the Norwood Water Commission (NWC) has implemented an outdoor watering conservation plan, effective immediately. The plan is a familiar one for locals who’ve suffered through dry conditions before: town NWC customers are asked to water lawns and gardens on even-numbered calendar days.
Joel Craig sat quietly among the audience of ranchers as dozens of cows shuffled in and out of the room, propelled by the fast-paced babble of the auctioneer. Craig was at the Hi-Country Cattle Auction to sell six of his pure-bred Limousin cattle because he doubts he will have the irrigation water to grow enough hay for all of his animals. “The outlook isn’t good,” he said.
Forty-nine years ago, Ashley Yost’s grandfather sank a well deep into a half-mile square of rich Kansas farmland. He struck an artery of water so prodigious that he could pump 1,600 gallons to the surface every minute. Last year, Mr. Yost was coaxing just 300 gallons from the earth, and pumping up sand in order to do it.