Archive - Jun 2008

June 30th

New DWCD Manager

Mike Preston took over the lead administrator position of the Dolores Water Conservancy District (DWCD) last October (apologies for the delayed reporting). "This is a really great organization. The people have excellent talent," Preston said. For the past 28 years, Preston has worked for Fort Lewis College as an advisor.

New SWCD Board Member

The Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD) is pleased to welcome J.R. Ford as the newest member to their Board of Directors. J.R. has lived in the Pagosa Springs area for 25 years. He is a Realtor who specializes in land management and sales.

New Division 7 Engineer for Water Resources

The Colorado Division of Water Resources is pleased to announce that Rege Leach has been appointed as the new Division Engineer for Water Division 7.

New CWRPDA Board Chair

Steve Harris has been named the new Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority (CWRPA) Board Chair. He was confirmed by the Senate in January; his term will expire in 2010.

New Water Authority Formed

In November 2007, the La Plata West Water Authority (LPWWA), an independent political subdivision of the state of Colorado, was formed by the Animas La Plata Water Conservancy District (ALPWCD) and the La Plata Water Conservancy District (LPWCD).

Stormwater Runoff Management offers “Unique Opportunity” to Improve Water Quality

According to one of the state's top water quality officials, as Colorado grows and climate changes, the state will struggle with more water quality issues.

“Unique GROUP” FOR River Protection Formed

As pressures mount on the West's river basins, a local effort to navigate the tricky waters between protection and development has been launched.

Colorado Water Congress, a “Unique Organization,” TURNS 50

Established in 1958 with the signing of its charter in Durango, CO the Colorado Water Congress (CWC) turned 50 this year! The CWC is the principal organization representing water interests in Colorado.

“Unique SEASON” ON Dolores River PROVIDES BEST boating in memory

This year's Dolores River boating season is undoubtedly one for the record books and has been the most successful in memory. A great deal of this year's success is owed to the Dolores Water Conservancy District (DWCD) and the commitment by its staff to accurate and timely updates about expected water releases out of McPhee Dam.