Four States Irrigation Council 59th Annual Meeting (Fort Collins, CO)

01/11/2012 12:00 pm
01/13/2012 12:00 pm

For more information and/or to register visit www.4-states-irrigation.or.

November 12, 2011--Water for everyone (Cortez Journal)

An undertaking of unprecedented proportions in Montezuma County, the Dolores Project was built to capture the anemic loss of spring snow melt and store the lifeblood of most communities and farms in Montezuma and Dolores counties. Although the $500 million project is still being paid off by water users and taxpayers, it forever changed the landscape, lifestyle and economy of the area.

November 12, 2011--Dolores Project (Cortez Journal)

Southwest Colorado residents who arrived before the mid-1980s remember the landscape without McPhee Reservoir. They remember when the Dolores River passed under the bridge near Dolores and continued along its narrow way to the northwest, unimpeded by a dam.

November 1, 2011--CSU professor: Taking water from agriculture the last thing urban residents want (Windsor Now)

Speaking to a room of people who follow water issues closely, James Pritchett threw out a piece of information about water in the West that came as a pleasant surprise to most, if not all, who attended the Weld County Farmers Union’s annual meeting last week.

September 16, 2010--Lower Ark board OKs ag rules compliance plan (Pueblo Chieftain)

A group plan to help farmers comply with new state surface irrigation rules was approved Wednesday by the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District board. The Lower Ark board plans to set up a compliance program under new rules that are now moving through Division 2 Water Court. Most objectors have settled or are planning to settle in the case before a November trial date.

May 7, 2010--Report details changes in Rockies’ agriculture (Pueblo Chieftain)

Mom-and-pop farms are making a comeback in the Rockies, although they may be larger than in the past and increasingly more likely to be run by just mom. That’s the upshot of a the 2010 State of the Rockies Report Card, recently completed by students at Colorado College. The annual report card has looked at water and natural resource issues common to Rocky Mountain states since 2004.

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