- About WIP
- Participating Entities
- 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
- Water Information
- Contact WIP
People & Organizations
Two managers of the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company (MVIC), Don Magnuson and Mike Higman, were recognized as co-Water Managers of the Year for 2012 from the Colorado Division of Water Resources.
Tom Pitts received the National Water Resources Association’s (NWRA) Lifetime Achievement Award at their 81st Annual Conference in California on November 1st.
Colorado Watershed Assembly (CWA) Executive Director, Jeff Crane, announced his resignation from the organization at the Annual Watershed Assembly Conference in October.
After 34 years of public service, Rick Ehat, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Program Manager for the Navajo San Juan Settlement Implementation Project in Arizona and New Mexico, retired at the end of December.
After 34 years of federal service, Carol DeAngelis, also with the BOR, will be retiring at the end of January this year. Carol has been the Area Manager of the Western Colorado Area Office for 18 years or since 1994. As such, she is one of the longest tenured Area Managers in Reclamation. Carol is a coal-miner’s daughter originally from Trinidad, Colorado.
The Dolores Water Conservancy District (DWCD) was formed November 20, 1961. Therefore, they celebrated their 50th anniversary this Fall. In addition, it was the 25th anniversary of water deliveries to farms and towns from McPhee Reservoir. The reservoir site was seen as so ideal that President Teddy Roosevelt chose it for the dam in 1906 during a hunting trip in the area.
Voters in November approved the La Plata-Archuleta Water District to borrow up to $25 million to build a network of plants and pipelines to treat and distribute potable water. With all votes counted, 952, or 56 percent, of the voters favored the measure, compared with 736, or 44 percent, who were against it.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) hosted a series of informational meetings in Southwest Colorado this Fall related to droughts impact on tourism. The project is entitled Drought Assessment for Recreation and Tourism or DART.