Southwestern Water Conservation District

Southwestern Water Conservation District Board Meeting (Durango, CO)

04/04/2013 10:00 am

The Southwestern Water Conservation District Board meeting will be conducted at 841 East 2nd Avenue in Durango, CO. For more information call (970) 247-1302.


Southwestern Water Conservation District Board Meeting (Durango, CO)

02/13/2013 10:00 am

The Southwestern Water Conservation District Board meeting will be conducted at 841 East 2nd Avenue in Durango, CO. For more information call (970) 247-1302.


October 31, 2012--Water 2012 visits Southwest Basin (Alamosa News)

Southwestern Colorado’s rivers are unique in that many of the rivers and tributaries flow from north to south and are administered as independent river systems. This is due to the fact that many, such as the Navajo, Blanco, Piedra, Pine, Florida, Animas, La Plata, and Mancos Rivers, are tributary to the San Juan River in New Mexico or just upstream of the state line.


Water in the West Symposium and Community Discussion (Durango, CO)

08/30/2012 7:00 pm

This will be a panel discussion with keynote speaker Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs. Southwestern Water Conservation District Executive Director, Bruce Whitehead, will also be in attendance.


June 6, 2012--State of Colorado to get water-law rewrite? (Durango Herald)

The Southwestern Water Conservation District has joined other agencies in opposing two ballot initiatives that would overturn 160 years of Colorado water law. No longer could individuals claim water under the current “first in time, first in line” standard.


Agencies Look at Mercury Levels in Fish

The Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the U.S. Geological Survey have begun a study on mercury levels in fish in the Dolores/San Juan River Basin. To-date, little data exists of potential sources of this mercury.

March 28, 2012--District to hold annual Water Seminar in Durango (Pagosa Springs Sun)

The Southwestern Water Conservation District will hold its 30th annual Water Seminar on Friday, April 6, at the Doubletree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio, Durango. This year’s theme is “2012“ — Water Through the Looking Glass,” and we have a lineup of notable speakers who will address water history in Colorado and water issues in the West.


February 10, 2012--Agencies plan study of mercury levels in fish (Durango Herald)

Concerns about mercury contamination in fish have prompted various agencies to take action toward better understanding the problem. The Southwestern Water Conservation District and the U.S. Geological Survey have scheduled a meeting next month to lay the foundation for a study.


February 6, 2012--State considers standards for nutrients in waterways (Durango Herald)

Discussions are under way to establish the state’s first standards for nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways. Though the elements, found in fertilizers, are essential for plants and animals, they also can stimulate algae blooms that steal oxygen from aquatic life.


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