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- 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
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- 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
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More storage is needed to prevent flooding and provide certainty for Western agriculture during droughts, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said Tuesday. “Without the ability to store the water that falls on Colorado’s slopes, the West as we know it would not exist,” Tipton said during a House water and power subcommittee hearing.
October 24, 2013--Colorado Water Conservation Board making $40 million available for flood recovery loans (Boulder Daily Camera)
The Colorado Water Conservation Board has freed up $40 million in funds for low-interest loans to help irrigators and other water users start repairing systems damaged by the flooding that hit the state in September. The board had designated $15 million earlier this month, but this week added $25 million to that figure.
Nearly a month in steps are being taken on the long road to Colorado’s recovery from September’s floods that tore through roads, towns, homes and lives. In response, the Colorado legislature announced a 12-member bipartisan Flood Disaster Study Committee Wednesday. Senate Democrats appointed Sen. Jeanne Nicholson of Gilpin County, Sen. John Kefalas of Fort Collins and Sen.
Colorado has suffered through drought, wildfires and floods in the six months since Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered up a state water plan. While simply having a plan would not have prevented any of it, state response might have improved if a plan were in hand. “We know the plan isn’t a silver bullet.
Cities and water districts are on the hook for at least $13.5 million to repair water and sewage systems ripped apart by floods that struck Northern Colorado in September. The city of Evans was among the hardest hit: The cost of a new wastewater treatment plant to replace the badly damaged plant will cost as much as $7 million, Evans spokeswoman Kristan Williams said.
October 14, 2013--As flood waters recede, ski areas step up cloud-seeding efforts (Colorado Independent)
Knowing that water is the key to the circle of life, humans for millennia have implored their gods to deliver rain and snow — not catastrophic week-long downpours, but life-giving, field-soaking, stream-replenishing precipitation. The Maya retreated deep into sacred caves when the weather turned dry, even sacrificing their own brethren in desperate times.
Historically heavy September rains across parts of Colorado’s Front Range were called ‘biblical’ by the National Weather Service.
Do you know how to make a meteorologist squirm? Ask for hard numbers immediately after a flood or a big rainfall, especially something like the September deluge that drenched many parts of Colorado's Front Range with 10 inches of rain in just a few days.
The recent flooding in northeast Colorado has drawn our attention to the importance of planning for uncertainty, especially when it comes to water. Whether one lives on the West Slope, the Eastern Plains or the Front Range, water is what makes Colorado's productive farms and ranches, our thriving recreational industry, our beautiful environment and our vibrant cities possible.
October 7, 2013--Heavy rain that caused flooding in September also greatly eased drought conditions (9 News)
Rain described as "unprecedented" by Denver Water has filled area reservoirs to levels well above the average for this time of year. Water levels in the reservoirs that serve Denver Water customers are up almost 20 percent from this time last year. "The amount of rain and increase in reservoir storage was unprecedented for September.