Southwestern Water Conservation District

May 5, 2011--Water festival awash with learning (Durango Herald)

The 16th annual Children’s Water Festival held Wednesday at Fort Lewis College offered 700 elementary schoolchildren demonstrations many don’t find in the classroom. The festival, sponsored by the Southwestern Water Conservation District, brought students from La Plata, Archuleta, San Juan and Montezuma counties.

Southwestern Water Conservation District Annual Seminar (Durango, CO)

04/01/2011 8:30 am

October 27, 2010--And not a drop to drink (Norwood Post)

There are many ways for Norwood Water Commission (NWC) to obtain future water for the service district, a concern now that the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) may declare an intent to file on an in-stream flow appropriation near Horsefly Creek on the San Miguel River. What was not clear was where the water would come from.

Four-Corners in a Black Hole

In a study sponsored by the Southwestern Water Conservation District, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Colorado Water Conservation Board, and Colorado Division of Emergency Management a sophisticated mobile radar system is proving what researchers have suspected for years. The Four Corners region, especially southern Archuleta and La Plata counties is in a black hole.

Southwestern Water Conservation District Board Meeting (Durango, CO)

12/06/2010 10:00 am

Meeting is held at the Southwestern Water Conservation District office--841 East Second Avenue (970-247-1302).

September 16, 2010--Lake deal may float (Durango Herald)

The water agency that has been scrounging dimes to provide recreation at Lake Nighthorse heard Tuesday from a source that can provide dollars for the job. Mark Chiarito, resource management specialist for the Bureau of Reclamation, told Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District board members that his agency can help finance the planning of recreation at Lake Nighthorse.

June 17, 2010--Sen. Whitehead joins agriculture committee (Cortez Journal)

Senate Majority Leader John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, appointed Sen. Bruce Whitehead, D-Hesperus, Tuesday to chair of the Senate Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee. Sen. Whitehead will take over the chairmanship for Sen.

June 11, 2010--Money flows to study of Lightner Creek (Durango Herald)

The Southwestern Water Conservation District has contributed $3,600 to help fund the second phase of a study to determine the source of periodic sediment in Lightner Creek. Initial results of the study point to the Perins Canyon watershed and a stormwater retention basin as possible sources.

May 13, 2010--Studies eye A-LP recreational viability (Durango Herald)

Lake Nighthorse -covering about 1,500 surface acres - is taking shape as water from the Animas River fills a basin over the ridge to the southwest from Bodo Industrial Park. The Bureau of Reclamation, the federal agency that owns the project that will supply drinking water to three Native American tribes and others, estimates filling will top out sometime in 2011.

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