- About WIP
- Participating Entities
- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Utility 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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Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
The water from Arrastra Creek, unused industrially since it served to process precious metals at the Mayflower Mill north of here 60 years ago, has been harnessed again. This time it is powering a generator and turbine to produce electricity – part of a growing small-hydro industry.
How do you plan for 20,000 additional residents expected during the next 20 years? In the arid Southwest, Durango is getting water-storage rights to Lake Nighthorse with plans to formalize an agreement next month that will cost the city $6 million.
The state will start work on a new "Colorado Water Plan" to figure out how to secure enough water supplies across the state to meet urban and rural demands, according to an executive order from Gov. John Hickenlooper. The governor on Wednesday directed the Colorado Water Conservation Board to start work on the draft plan.
Phil Starks, of the Pagosa Springs Sanitation General Improvement District, reported to town council the approval of a $2 million loan from the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority for a project that would allow sewage to be pumped from downtown Pagosa Springs to the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District’s Vista treatment plant, enabling the clean-up of the old sew
Colorado has finalized a contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to buy water from the Animas-La Plata Project.
Durango voters agreed Tuesday to go in debt to the tune of $4 million to buy water from the Animas-La Plata Project. The tally on Ballot Measure 2A, with all votes counted, showed that 1,972, or 61 percent, support the issue, compared with 1,274, 39 percent, who were opposed.
Members of the Animas La Plata Water Conservancy District board want to take a new look at how 700 acre-feet of water from the Animas-La Plata Project is used. The district acquired 2,600 acre-feet of water when the A-LP, as it’s known, was created. The majority, 1,900 acre-feet, was for the city of Durango, with the remaining 700 acre-feet earmarked for an unspecified future need.
The City of Durango has only a week’s reserve of water. Therefore, in 2005, they requested that the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority (CWRPDA) reserve a portion of Animas-La Plata Project water in its name.
With the Animas-La Plata Project nearing completion, Jack Rogers, the city’s public works director, told Durango city councilors it’s decision time to figure out how to pay for the city’s share of water. Also attending Tuesday’s City Council study session were members of
Securing over $4 million in federal money, the town of Pagosa Springs can move forward on the construction of a wastewater treatment plant — a project that has been a problem, and a necessity, for the town for over six years.