In The News

September 11, 2015--Get involved in water plans: Final public comments due Sept. 17 (Pagosa Springs Sun)

The people of Southwest Colorado have the rare opportunity to participate in a process to help frame the water future for southwest Colorado and the state as a whole for the next 50 years. The statewide plan, which will be finalized at the end of 2015, is built on a foundation of eight basin implementation plans formulated by basin roundtables created by HB 1177 and active since 2005.&nbsp

September 10, 2015--Lake expansion, renovation project complete (Telluride Daily Planet)

Ridgway’s water supply is in no danger of running dry thanks to the completion of a roughly $2 million expansion and renovation project at Lake Otonowanda. The project increased the town’s water storage capacity from 100 to 600 acre-feet (an acre-foot is the amount it takes to cover one acre to a depth of one foot) and restored a collapsed outlet, allowing the town to control w

September 10, 2015--Treatment facility for Colorado mine spill site would be difficult (Denver Post)

In the aftermath of last month's massive mine waste spill above Silverton, calls for a commercial water treatment facility near the Gold King Mine have intensified.

September 9, 2015--Dolores Water Conservancy seeks mill levy (Dolores Star)

The Dolores Water Conservancy District board of directors is asking voters to set a permanent mill levy for the district. Ballot question 4A will appear on the November general election ballot, and would authorize DWCD to fix its operating mill levy at the current 0.483 mills and retain any additional income it receives. DWCD operates McPhee Reservoir and the Dolores Project.

September 7, 2015--Gold King spill stirs concerns about New Mexico’s old mines (Durango Herald)

The ongoing fallout in New Mexico from last month’s Colorado mine spill is a stark reminder that the “Land of Enchantment” has its own dangerous mines. While public officials continue to measure the damage wrought by the Gold King Mine spill, some say it’s a wake-up call to the staggering number of abandoned mines in New Mexico.