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HISTORIC FLOODS!!!

Historically heavy September rains across parts of Colorado’s Front Range were called ‘biblical’ by the National Weather Service.

Groundbreaking for Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project

On June 2nd, federal, state, and tribal officials gathered in western New Mexico to break ground for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project.


La Plata Water Conservancy District’s Long Hollow Reservoir Groundbreaking

There was a long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for Long Hollow Reservoir on July 10th. The project is a key component in an effort to store water for Colorado ranchers and help satisfy the state’s La Plata River obligation to New Mexico.


Ute Mountain Ute Leader, Ernest House Sr., Passes

Ernest House Sr. was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident outside of Cortez on September 17th; he was 65.


******HISTORIC EVENT—LAKE NIGHTHORSE FULL!******

After decades of planning and years of construction, Lake Nighthorse filled in June 2011! The reservoir reached the top elevation of 6,882 feet on June 29th, storing a total of 123,541 acre-feet.


DORIS BRENNAN HONORED

Doris BrennanHaving served 12 years on the Animas-La Plata (ALP) Water Conservancy District Board of Directors, Doris Brennan stepped down from that position this past summer.


SENATOR WHITEHEAD!

Bruce Whitehead, Executive Director of both the Southwestern Water Conservation District and the Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District, was selected to be the newest Senator from Senate District 6 representing Southwest Colorado.


Women [and Girls] Water Work

Each year, Women’s History Month is celebrated throughout this country in March. The first public celebration of women's history in the U.S. was 1978 as Women's History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month.


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