La Plata Water Conservancy District’s Long Hollow Reservoir Groundbreaking

There was a long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for Long Hollow Reservoir on July 10th. The project is a key component in an effort to store water for Colorado ranchers and help satisfy the state’s La Plata River obligation to New Mexico. The reservoir, which has a capacity of 5,400 acre-feet and will average 2,400 acre-feet, will be fed by Long Hollow Creek and Government Draw about five miles north of the New Mexico line.