January 2, 2007--Gunnison Water District Members Voice Concern of Pending Bill (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

Members of the Gunnison River Water Conservancy District are not happy about plans to study pumping water out of Blue Mesa Reservoir to the Front Range. Currently, there is a pending bill that would set aside $500,000 to evaluate water projects, including tapping Blue Mesa Reservoir.

December 28, 2006--Corps to Send River Project Permit (Pagosa Springs SUN)

A permit to begin phase two of the Town of Pagosa Springs' San Juan River Restoration Project remains pending, but the US Army Corps of Engineers anticipates the permit's arrival at town offices soon.

January 4, 2007--Pecan Growers Say Nuts to Water Plan (Denver Post)

Rules proposed by the New Mexico State Engineer that would cap water use for farmers during dry years have members of a New Mexico water district upset claiming the dry-year limitations are far short of what's needed. The State Engineer released the draft regulation in November and has said they're needed to ensure that the state has enough water to meet its downstream delivery obligations.

Southwestern Water Conservation District 25th Annual Conference--Durango, CO

04/06/2007 8:00 am
04/06/2007 5:00 pm

The Southwestern Water Conservation District's (SWCD) 25th Annual Conference will be held April 6, 2007 at the Doubletree Hotel in Durango, Colorado. For more information and/or to register call (970) 247-1302.

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Colorado Rural Water Association 26th Annual Conference--Colorado Springs

02/05/2007 8:00 am
02/08/2007 5:00 pm

The Colorado Rural Water Association's (CRWA) 26th Annual Conference and exhibition will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Colorado Springs. For more information and/or to register contact CRWA at (719) 545-6748.

December 29, 2006: Southwestern Water Conservation District to Acquire Water Rights (Durango Herald)

The Southwestern Water Conservation District, apparently unable to persuade the city of Durango to reduce the amount of water it wants for a kayak course on the Animas River, moved Thursday to acquire water rights itself.

December 29, 2006: Bush Signs Rural Water Bill (Durango Herald)

Legislation that aims to help rural communities establish reliable water services has been signed into law by President Bush. The bill allows communities to receive help with their water planning and infrasturcure. The Rural Water Supply Act directs the U.S. Interior Department, through the Bureau of Reclamation, to establish a program to plan, design and construct rural water-supply projects.

Water Tables Dinner--Denver, Colorado

01/27/2007 5:00 pm
01/27/2007 9:30 pm

Water Tables is an event hosted by Colorado State University ibraries to raise funds for its Water Resources Archive. The event offers a unique, firsthand experience of Colorado's water resources--past and present--in an intimate dinner setting. For more information or to make your reservation, call (970) 491-1833.

Colorado Water Congress Annual Convention--Denver, Colorado

01/25/2007 10:00 am
01/26/2007 4:00 pm

The Colorado Water Congress 49th Annual Convention entitled "The Path That Lies Ahead." Topics include, but are not limited to: climate change and water supply planning, endangered species recovery programs, and statewide water supply initiative reports. For more information or to register, visit their website at www.cowatercongress.org.

Four States Irrigation Council Annual Meeting--Fort Collins, Colorado

01/17/2007 10:00 am
01/19/2007 12:00 pm

This year's theme is "The Changing Face of Agriculture." The program will offer discussion of current issues facing agriculture including economics, new technologies and farming alternatives. For more information email [email protected]

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