- About WIP
- Participating Entities
- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Water Commission
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Dolores Conservation District
- Dolores Water Conservancy District
- Empire Electric Association
- Florida Water Conservancy District
- La Plata Archuleta Water District
- La Plata Electric Association
- La Plata Water Conservancy District
- Mancos Conservation District
- Mancos Water Conservancy District
- 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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San Juan River Basin
On June 2nd, federal, state, and tribal officials gathered in western New Mexico to break ground for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project.
Four Corners River Health Workshop: Collaborating for Water Quality in the San Juan Basin (Farmington, NM)Submitted by denise on August 14, 2012 - 3:31pm
10/16/2012 8:00 am
10/17/2012 5:00 pm
This workshop is being funded as a part of the New Mexico Environment Department's 2012 New Mexico Watershed Forum Serives. This is two FREE days of educational workshops and field trips. Educate yourself about the health of the rivers in the San Juan Watershed and learn how local groups are working together to protect and restore water quality.
Recent storms have boosted snowpack in southwest Colorado above average, but the statewide snowpack is still lagging. The Natural Resources Conservation Service says statewide snowpack was 87 percent of average as of Saturday. It was 108 percent of average in the San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan basin and 111 percent of average for the Upper Rio Grande basin in southwest Colorado.
As of January 25, the snow-water equivalent totals for the Gunnison River Basin were at 97 percent of average, according to data from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The Gunnison Basin stretches over 8,000 square miles of western Colorado, extending from the Continental Divide to the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers near Grand Junction.
Most coalbed methane wells in Southwest Colorado do not deplete area rivers, a state regulator has decreed. But ranchers say the decision gives away water to gas companies at the expense of senior water rights owners. State Engineer Dick Wolfe finished new rules for area coalbed methane wells Dec. 30.
The U.S. Senate approved a bill Thursday that will better protect more than two million acres of public land, and represents one of the largest expansions of wilderness protection in 25 years.
January 7, 2009--Colorado River District seeks grant applications for water supply projects (Eagle Valley Enterprise)
The Colorado River District is soliciting grant applications for projects that increase water supplies in the 15-county area within the Colorado River Basin. This includes all tributary watershed areas in Colorado, except the San Juan River basin.
There are no federally reserved water rights for the millions of acres of state trust land in New Mexico, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.
Overall, the snowpack in the Animas, San Juan, Dolores and San Miguel basins stood at 93 percent of average Wednesday, said Mike Gillespie with the National Resources Conservation Service in Denver. It's been melting out pretty quickly down there. We've lost more than one-half of the maximum pack reached in mid-April, which was the equivalent of 28 inches of water," Gillespie said.
More than a year after the deadline, federal officials are starting work on a study exploring some of the effects of the Rockies' energy boom on water.