San Juan River

October 22, 2011--Ute Mountain Utes take on oversight of water quality (Durango Herald)

The Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe received approval this week from the federal government to regulate water quality on its reservation lands in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The tribe is among fewer than 40 Native American tribes nationwide to be granted such approval, according to a news release from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


October 4, 2011--Section of San Juan River closing for habitat work (Denver Post)

The Game and Fish Department says a fish habitat project will require the closing of part of the blue-ribbon trout fishing waters on the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexi

August 28, 2011--The birth of the Animas, from headwaters to confluence (Durango Herald)

Known by early Spanish explorers as El Río de las Animas Perdidas del Purgatorio (The River of Lost Souls of Purgatory), the Animas River slices through 126 miles of diverse terrain from its source in alpine tundra north of Silverton to mixed conifer forests at the New Mexico state line.


June 23, 2011--Meetings focus on Navajo water rights (Durango Herald)

A proposed project that would divert hundreds of thousands of acre-feet of water from the San Juan River is the focus of a series of public meetings in northwestern New Mexico. The first meeting about the Navajo water-rights settlement was scheduled for Wednesday in Shiprock. More meetings were planned over the next several days in Aztec, Farmington and Bloomfield.


April 5, 2011--Colorado snowpack low in south, may fuel flooding in north (Denver Post)

Colorado's snowpack schizophrenia has intensified, with southern river basins hurting for snowpack while the northern half of the state could face flooding.


February 2, 2011--Groups sue over coal’s effect on river (Durango Herald)

A coalition of environmental groups is suing the federal government over its alleged failure to protect the San Juan River ecosystem from coal mining and the disposal of coal-combustion waste in northwestern New Mexico.


San Juan River Workgroup (Pagosa Springs, CO)

01/27/2011 5:30 pm

The San Juan River Workgroup will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Ross Aragon Community Center in Pagosa Springs. At this upcoming meeting, the workgroup will finalize their list of recommendations, which they have been specifically developing over the last four meetings.


December 6, 2010--Pagosa reservoir closer to reality (Durango Herald)

The Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District and the San Juan Water Conservancy District have struck a deal with Trout Unlimited, bringing the proposed Dry Gulch Reservoir one step closer to fruition. The agreement, coming after an hours-long negotiation moderated by Sen.


November 10, 2010--San Juan River Workgroup to discuss the East Fork (Pagosa Springs Sun)

The San Juan River Workgroup will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29. This meeting was rescheduled from a previously announced date. The meeting location is the Ross Aragon Community Center. The Workgroup will discuss the East Fork.


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