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Pine River Irrigation District
It was a long time coming, but potable in-house running water has become reality in a south-central La Plata County neighborhood. The La Plata Archuleta Water District, officially formed in August 2008, and on Thursday it marked the first delivery of water at the home of Lucas and Brittney Avery in the Silver Hills subdivision off County Road 510. The recognition was symbolic.
The La Plata Archuleta Water District (LPAWD) conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for their first pipeli
The La Plata Archuleta Water District, preparing to break ground on its first pipeline network, has received $500,000 from state sources to further the project. A Colorado Water Conservation Board grant will cover $475,000, with the remainder coming from the Southwest Basin Roundtable’s share of the Water Supply Reserve Account. Ground breaking is scheduled Nov. 13.
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The Pine River Irrigation District quarterly meeting will be conducted at the Oxford Grange--818 Highway 172 in Ignacio. For more information contact (970) 884-2558.
The operator of the two marinas at Vallecito Reservoir said owners of private docks that have been removed from the lake were illegally operating money-making businesses. Area dude ranches, lodges and people who own a few cabins for guests undercut his business by acquiring lakefront property and installing a dock, Stan Folsom said Friday.
Boat owners around Vallecito Reservoir will remain high and dry until they figure out how they want to challenge the Bureau of Reclamation over the removal of their docks. They got the news Wednesday at a meeting with agency officials in Durango. In attendance were representatives of Sen. Michael Bennet; Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez; and Wanda Cason from the office of Sen. Mark Udall.
As recently reported by the Durango Herald, a divided state Supreme Court has ruled for several Bayfield-area ditch companies in a water-rights dispute with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. The 4-3 ruling solidified water rights for the King Consolidated Ditch Company and seven others. The companies wanted to make sure their 1930s-era rights are protected against a plan to fill Vallecito Reservoir twice a year in order to maintain winter flows in the river. “This ruling gives certainty and security to farmers and ranchers out there that they can continue diverting,” said Geoff Craig, a lawyer for the ditch companies.
The Pine River has gone “on call,” which means many of Bayfield's water rights will not be available for water treatment. The town purchases storage water from the Pine River Irrigation District to ensure there is adequate water during dry spells.
The Pine River Irrigation District this month began charging fees for recreational activities at Vallecito Reservoir, including to park and fish, sunbathe, cross country ski and other forms of enjoyment. Permits cost $3 daily, $15 for two weeks and $30 annually. The “use permits" allow visitors to park in one of seven parking lots and use the land at the lake.
Ballots will be mailed Thursday to voters in southeast La Plata County asking if they're willing to pay for a potable-water district they approved 20 months ago. Votes must be cast by May 4. Voters may mail their Issue A ballot or hand-carry it to the office of Harris Engineering, the district's consulting engineer.