Southwestern Water Conservation District

September 28, 2014--Concern mounts about Colorado River water supply (Durango Herald)

The water in Navajo Reservoir could play a role in meeting Colorado River Compact obligations in the event of continued drought, Bruce Whitehead, director of the Southwestern Water Conservation District said Friday.

September 23, 2014--Water conservation districts plan for the worst (KVNF)

With monsoon season passing us, it might be easy to forget that Colorado and the entire Colorado River are in the middle of a long drought--14 years long. With seemingly no end in sight, two water conservation districts, the Colorado River and Southwestern Water Conservation District, teamed up to come up with a plan in case things don’t get better.  Jim Pokrandt is with the Col

July 3, 2014--Durango water rights in danger (Durango Herald)

State officials alerted the Durango City Council on Tuesday of two ballot initiatives that could impact the city’s water rights.

WIP’s Participating Entity, SWCD, Update

At their June 10th Board meeting the following grants were funded by the SWCD: 

New SWCD Board Members

The Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD) recently added three new members to their Board of Directors: Preston Gotezke, Rusty Hinger, and Jenny Russell.

June 6, 2014--McElmo Flume secures funding for stabilization (Cortez Journal)

It has been a long road, and there is still a ways to go, but the first step toward bringing the remaining section of the McElmo Flume back to life has a green light. The last piece of the puzzle for the initial stabilization phase of the project fell into place this week said Linda Towle, chairwoman of the Cortez Historic Preservation board.

May 26, 2014--San Juan Mountains Association serving up fun this summer (Durango Herald)

This will be SJMA’s third year offering the Forests to Faucets: My Water Comes from the San Juan Mountains teacher workshop, taking place June 26-27. This workshop is a partnership with Mountain Studies Institute in Silverton and the Water Information Program in Durango.

May 16, 2014--Udall and Bennet request plan for Lake Nighthorse (Durango Herald)

Lake Nighthorse won’t open in 2014, but some, including the state’s U.S. senators, hope to speed the process. fresh voice Thursday as Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet wrote to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation asking the agency to issue a plan for opening the reservoir for recreation soon.

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