In The News

January 18, 2007--Water Conservancy District Gets First OK on Grant Request (Pagosa Springs SUN)

The San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) has announced that the Southwest Basins Roundtable members unanimously voted to approve the district's $1 million grant application at a Jan. 10 meeting in Cortez. Of the applications submitted, the SJWCD's was the only one recommended for state consideration at this time.


January 16, 2007--Farmers Seek Well-Water OK (Denver Post)

Some northern Colorado farmers who had their groundwater pumps shut off last summer will try to convince a state panel this week that they're not drawing down the South Platte River.


January 13, 2007--Tamarisk and Water (Cortez Journal)

Tamarisk not only steals water from the system, it has many other detrimental effects. Tamarisk really is the shark of the plant world. It roots deeply, seeds abundantly, provides scarce habitat for wildlife, and encroaches on river and stream channels, causing flow problems. In the 1920's tamarisk covered about 10,000 acreas in the Southwest.


January 16, 2007--Utility Aims to Refill Aquifer (Albuquerque Tribune)

The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority is trying to recharge the aquifer beneath Albuquerque. A small research project will examine how the area can take advantage of extra water that can be saved for the future. The $985,000 project, will divert water from the Rio Grande into an arroyo, where it will seep into the ground.


January 7, 2007--State Ponders Water Temperature Standards (Pueblo Chieftain)

Water temperature standards in Colorado will be reviewed at a state hearing, capping a three-year effort to revise criteria most say are outdated and unscientific. Two versions of regulations are being proposed, one by the Water Quality Control Division and one by the so-called "Temperature Group," a coalition of municipal and industrial interests.