Narraguinnep Reservoir

September 8, 2012--Narraguinnep at lowest point in 10 years (Cortez Journal)

The Narraguinep Reservoir is at its lowest point in 10 years, but there is enough water to supply irrigation needs for the rest of the season. That’s the word from Don Magnuson, general manager for the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. On Thursday, Magnuson said the reservoir was at a depth of 20 feet and held more than 1,000 acre-feet of water.


February 25, 2009--Fish contaminated by high mercury levels (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Popular fishing destinations Rifle Gap and Juniata reservoirs are among a handful of western Colorado lakes added last week to the growing list of waters with fish contaminated by unsafe levels of mercury.

December 28, 2007--Mercury levels may be high in mountains (Durango Herald)

High levels of mercury are falling in the San Juan Mountains, according to early results from a study. The Mountain Studies Institute reported the finding in its December newsletter. Mercury is a poisonous substance that comes from a variety of sources, including coal power plants.


January 27, 2007--Dolores Tamarisk Control Group (Cortez Journal)

A coordinated, "top-down" approach was initiated in 2004/2005 to control a new, fast spreading tamarisk infestation around McPhee reservoir as a result of drought conditions...Mapping indicated tamarisk infestation of more than 200 acres over 50 miles of shoreline...The program has been expanded to include Narraguinnep reservoir, Totten reservoir and the canal systems of the Dolores Wate


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