Funding

The Water Supply Reserve Account received the January installment of funds as a "Tier II" severance tax program. This means the WSRA received another 30% of the appropriation for FY 2010/2011 or an additional $1.8 million of the $6 million appropriation. This equates to an additional $1,314,000 for the Statewide Account and an additional $54,000 for each basin roundtable account.  
 
Three projects were approved for funding at the January Southwest Basin Roundtable meeting in Cortez. From the Basin account, $35,000 was awarded to the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company for a bathometric survey of Groundhog Reservoir. In addition, $148,823 was approved for recommendation to apply for statewide funds to La Plata Archuleta Water District for purposes of upgrading the Division of Water Resources La Plata River Water Resources Operations Model. So, too, was $1 million for the Lake Durango Water Authority’s Source Water Infrastructure Project.