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- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Empire Electric Association
- Florida Water Conservancy District
- Harris Water Engineering
- High Desert Conservation District
- Dolores Water Conservancy District
- La Plata Archuleta Water District
- La Plata Electric Association
- La Plata Water Conservancy District
- La Plata West Water Authority
- Mancos Conservation District
- Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company
- Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD)
- Pine River Irrigation District
- San Juan Water Conservancy District
- Southwestern Water Conservation District
- Town of Silverton
- Town of Telluride
- Regional Water Projects
- Animas-La Plata Project (Lake Nighthorse)
- Animas River Stakeholders
- Cloud Seeding Program
- Dolores Project (McPhee Reservoir)
- Dry Gulch Reservoir (Pending)
- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
- Mancos Project (Jackson Gulch Reservoir)
- Long Hollow Reservoir
- Pine River Project (Vallecito Reservoir)
- Rio Blanco Restoration Project
- River Protection Work Group
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Historically heavy September rains across parts of Colorado’s Front Range were called ‘biblical’ by the National Weather Service.
People & Organizations
According to a recent Las Vegas Sun report, Pat Mulroy, one of the most powerful executives in Nevada, plans to retire as
Colorado water expert Alex Davis was recently appointed head of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) water unit. Davis, one of Colorado’s leading water attorneys, began her new position on August 8th.
Kate McIntire is the new Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Outreach, Education & Public Engagement Program Coordinator (aka Public Information Off
Ruth Patrick, a pioneer in studying the health of freshwater streams and rivers who laid the scientific groundwork for modern pollution control efforts, passe
Frustration over the lack of recreation at Lake Nighthorse is growing and potential users of the lake and surrounding park land are getting antsy; there is even talk of an Occupy Nighthorse movement.
The City of Durango’s wastewater treatment plant was awarded two grants totaling $1.08 million from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
The Florida Farmers Ditch Company (FFDC) delivers adjudicated water and storage water fr
There will be a Grand Opening in mid-October for the new Environmental Training Center, home of the Water Quality Management (WQM) Technology Program at Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood campus.
The summer was full of Colorado River water shortage headlines, as some of the following indicate:
According to a September 20th Las Vegas Review-Journal article, Southern Nevada Water Authority chief Pat Mulroy thinks the time has come for some federal disaster aid due to the Colorado River drought.
According to a new study by hydrologist Dr.
According to an early July Cortez Journal article, McPhee Reservoir managers are concerned that more sections on the lower Dolores River are becoming eligible for a national Wild and Scenic River status.
Water Quality / Conservation
A recent public opinion poll of Coloradans identified conservation as the top tool to address the state’s most important water concerns.
A new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report describes how the health of the nation's streams is being degraded by streamflow modifications and elevated levels of nutrients and pesticides.
The Longmont Times reported in July that a landmark Department of Energy (DOE) study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process are linked with contami
In an ongoing effort to inform the public and water community alike, this is the third in a four part 2013 series relate
Energy and Water
According to a report published in early September by Water in the West, a research center at Stanford University, water and wastewater managers are missing substantial opportunities to save energy and money.
The following was taken from an Energy Efficient Emerging Technologies: Low Energy Precision Applications PowerPoint courtesy of Nancy Andrews, La Plata Electric Association, a WIP participating entity.
The following excerpts were written by Colorado State Senator Gail Schwartz and is reproduced here with her permission:
After five years, Cortez is once again fortunate to host the 8th Annual Water 101 Seminar to be held November 1, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Express (2121 E. Main St.) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Last year the Water Information Program (WIP) cosponsored with the Mountain Studies Institute and the San Juan Mountains Association a pilot Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Training Workshop in the Durango/Silverton area. It was very successful and well received.
Cortez’s water rights date back to 1892, when the Dunham & Johnson Ditch, Giogetta Ditch, Illinois Ditch, and Sheek Ditch were decreed for irrigation on the Dolores River above the town of Dolores.