San Juan River

Southwest Colorado Watershed Workshop (Cortez, CO)

03/11/2010 8:00 am
03/11/2010 5:00 pm

For more information and/or to register, contact the Colorado State University Extension.


November 20, 2009--Trout Unlimited presses for new Dry Gulch ruling (Pagosa Daily Post)

Trout Unlimited filed a Petition for Rehearing with the Colorado State Supreme Court on the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) and San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) application for water rights for the Dry Gulch Project.


October 22, 2009--Overdue mine cleanup bill introduced (Durango Telegraph)

Good news could be flowing into the Animas River from Washington, D.C. Last week, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall introduced “Good Samaritan” legislation to aid in efforts to clean up abandoned mines. From its source tributaries in and around Silverton to its confluence with the San Juan River in New Mexico, the Animas River is tainted with heavy metal and acid load.


October 2, 2009--Salazar signs decision on Navajo-Gallup water supply (Environmental News Service)

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today joined New Mexico's congressional delegation to advance a vital water supply project that will provide clean, safe and reliable water to a quarter of a million people in the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation and the city of Gallup, New Mexico.


August 20, 2009--Tamarisk beetle program put on hold (Durango Telegraph)

The battle of the invaders may be going on hold in the West. While tamarisk, the poster child for non-native plants, has squeezed out native species and exhausted scarce water resources throughout the West, there has been a new ally in the fight against the noxious weed’s spread – a small beetle from Central Asia.


July 8, 2009--San Juan River flows set to increase today (Durango Herald)

Declining river flows in the San Juan Basin are leading the Bureau of Reclamation to increase water releases from Navajo Reservoir to 800 cubic feet per second.

May 25, 2009--Dam releases to aid rare fish in Colorado River (Denver Post)

Six reservoirs along the upper Colorado River are releasing water through the Memorial Day weekend to help improve mating habitat for endangered fish. The releases from Granby, Ruedi, Windy Gap, Williams Wolford Mountain, Dillon and Green Mountain reservoirs are designed to replicate spring peak flows on the Colorado before the dams were built.


March 10, 2009--Work begins on downtown river project (Pagosa Springs Sun)

With approval letters from the Army Corps of Engineers and Colorado Division of Wildlife received by Pagosa Springs staff on Wednesday, Riverbend Engineering started work first thing Thursday on Phase I of the river restoration project.

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