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- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Water Commission
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Dolores Conservation District
- Dolores Water Conservancy District
- Empire Electric Association
- Florida Water Conservancy District
- La Plata Archuleta Water District
- La Plata Electric Association
- La Plata Water Conservancy District
- Mancos Conservation District
- Mancos Water Conservancy District
- Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD)
- Pine River Irrigation District
- San Juan Water Conservancy District
- Southwestern Water Conservation District
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
- Regional Water Projects
- Animas River Stakeholders
- Animas-La Plata Project
- Cloud Seeding Program
- Dolores Project (McPhee Reservoir)
- Dry Gulch Reservoir (Pending)
- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
- Jackson Gulch Reservoir
- Long Hollow Reservoir
- Pine River Project (Vallecito Reservoir)
- Rio Blanco Restoration Project
- River Protection Work Group
- UMETCO (Urivan) Water Rights
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The freshwater team at National Geographic believes the principle of motivated individual action can help to restore the flow of the Colorado River. Together with the Bonneville Environment Foundation and Participant Media, National Geographic has created the “Change the Course” campaign.
The Importance of the Colorado Water Plan Most politicians from the Western Slope run on a platform of “not one more drop.” That’s because 80% of Colorado’s water falls on the western slope, yet 87% of the population lives on the other side of the Continental Divide.
A sewer district in California is giving away free treated water. "Toting empty milk jugs, tubs, buckets, even water tanks, residents have been lining up to fill 'em up since mid-June at what sewer district officials say is the only plant giving away free treated effluent to residential customers," the Contra Costa Times reported. Why the generosity?
July 29, 2014--Don’t Bank on Groundwater to Fight Off Western Drought—It's Drying Out, Too (Smithsonian.com)
Throughout the Colorado River watershed, water levels are running low. Arizona's Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, is lower than it's been since it was first filled in the 1930s. As drought continues to sap surface supplies, the conventional wisdom goes, more and more people will have to turn to groundwater to make up the shortfall. But that's not the whole story.
A requested five-year delay of an Arizona Department of Water Resources plan to phase out agricultural extinguishment credits has a few more steps to go through before it becomes official. The groundwater credits can be sold to developers when land is retired from agriculture.
A new study urges water conservation and reuse to protect Arizona and six other western states from drought. Matt Rice with the nonprofit organization American Rivers said his group has come up with a series of solutions for the over-taxed Colorado River. “We’re walking on the edge, we’re on the verge of a potential crisis,” Rice said.
Reuse and conserve are the two big points in a new study about how to stretch the water in the Colorado River to meet the needs of Utahns and others who depend on the river. Matt Rice is director of the Colorado Basin Program with the environmental advocacy group Americans Rivers.
Riverside water customers will soon get letters detailing the city’s new mandatory water restrictions and how they can comply, after a statewide directive to respond to a three-year drought. Riverside Public Utilities plans a marketing blitz including the letters, a bill insert, social media announcements and meetings with homeowners associations and community groups to spread the word.
Central Arizona Project (CAP) is the primary steward of central and southern Arizona's Colorado River water resources. By delivering almost 500 billion gallons of Colorado River water every year, CAP has dramatically and positively changed the economic and environmental landscape of our state.