Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District

841 East Second Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-2659
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The Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District (ALPWCD) is a special district formed on March 18, 1981 as set forth in C.R.S. 37-45-102. The territory included within the boundaries of the District are divided into three subdivisions with Directors appointed from each.


The general purpose of the District includes, but is not limited to: "acquire and appropriate waters of the Animas and La Plata rivers and their tributaries and other sources of water supply by means of 'works' as defined in the 'Water Conservancy Act' and to divert, store, transport, conserve and stabilize all of said supplies of water for domestic, irrigation, power, manufacturing and other beneficial uses within and for the territory to be included in the District."


The ALPWCD is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors. The Board adopts an annual budget based upon a mill levy. Directors are appointed to four-year terms by the Division 7 Water Judge. The present Directors, their positions on the Board, and current terms of office are as follows:

Robert Wolff, President, Subdivision 2 (to March 2016)
Tom Hartnett, Vice-President, Subdivision 1 (to March 2015)
Gene Bradley, Secretary-Treasurer, Subdivision 2 (to March 2017)
Kenneth Beegles, Director, Subdivision 3 (to March 2018)
Tom Brossia, Director, Subdivision 2 (to March 2015)
Lee Campbell, Director, Subdivision 3 (to March 2017)
Joseph Colgan, Director, Subdivision 3 (to March 2017)
Ronald Gillen, Director, Subdivision 1 (to March 2017)
J. Pat Greer, Director, Subdivision 1 (to March 2018)
Dan Huntington, Director, Subdivision 1 (to March 2015)
Matt Isgar, Director, Subdivision 1 (to March 2017)
Stephen Krest, Director, Subdivision 1 (to March 2017)

Chuck Lawler, Director, Subdivision 3 (to March 2017)
Deems Taylor, Director, Subdivision 1 (to March 2017)
John T. (Ted) Vickers, Director, Subdivision 3 (to March 2018)

Currently, the Board of Directors meets quarterly.

ALPWCD has two employees: Executive Director, Bruce Whitehead, and Office Manager, Laura Spann. 


Animas-La Plata Project


The next meeting of the ALPWCD board of directors will be on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Marvel Grange (see agenda notice below).


Please see below minutes approved by the board from the past year.


For Open Records requests, please see the attached document below. 

ALPWCD Special Board Meeting Agenda 9-16-14.pdf9.79 KB
ALPWCD Budget Committee Meeting Notice 9-16-14.pdf28.28 KB
ALPWCD Minutes 5-13-14.pdf522.8 KB
ALPWCD Minutes 2-6-14.pdf94.86 KB
ALPWCD Minutes 11-12-13.pdf69.97 KB
ALPWCD Minutes 8-13-13.pdf55.93 KB
ALPWCD Open Records Policy.pdf9.25 KB