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- Participating Entities
- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Water Commission
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Dolores Water Conservancy District
- Florida Water Conservancy 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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Monsoonal flows, which began in July, were well-received by Colorado residents and agricultural producers.
September 15, 2013--Severe flooding in Colorado linked to global warming (Environmental News Network)
According to local meteorologists, what happened in Colorado was made worse by climate change. How? To find the connection, we have to look back at the opposite of wet — the very, very dry weather that's become all too common in the Centennial State.
Drought covers more than half of the country and is at its largest percentage since early April, according to this week's U.S. Drought Monitor, a weekly federal website. As of Tuesday, 50.7% of the contiguous USA is in a drought.
The United States is running out of fresh water. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., reminded the public of that at a conference Thursday in Albuquerque, N.M. Udall, who voted no to a resolution authorizing U.S. military intervention that ultimately passed, wants the country to focus on such domestic issues.
September 7, 2013--Planning for drought while in one: Colorado is a model for the region (High Country News)
In the spring of 2002, Colorado temperatures were averaging four degrees above normal. Snowpack began disappearing at an alarming rate, and rain was scant. Then the fires started. The Hayman Fire, 215 square miles northwest of Denver, tore through nearly $200 million in firefighting costs alone.
Colorado should import water to meet burgeoning Front Range demands—and lessen the pressure on the Western Slope to slake that thirst, Grand Valley water officials suggest.
Brace yourself for more hot summers ahead. Extreme weather researchers report on Thursday that climate change makes the searing summer that the struck the United States last year much more likely.
A coalition of environmental groups is launching a fundraising drive to restore part of the overtaxed Colorado River that has become more desert than delta. Conservationists from Mexico and the U.S., including actor Robert Redford, will gather Saturday at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix for a "low-water-use" gala.
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall says water scarcity is one of the most important challenges facing the West. The New Mexico Democrat spoke Thursday at a conference in Albuquerque that explored ways to address future demands on limited supplies. Scientists and water managers from around the country attended. Udall pointed to the Rio Grande, which cuts through the middle of Albuquerque.
In the past decade, Jeff Drager has watched his two daughters grow up, graduate from high school and college and start their first jobs. Yet he’s still stuck on the same project at work – winning state and federal approval to build a new water reservoir.