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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
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- 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
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December 20, 2012--US Forest Service report forecasts natural resource management trends, challenges for next 50 years (Crested Butte News)
A comprehensive U.S. Forest Service report released this week examines the ways expanding populations, increased urbanization, and changing land-use patterns could profoundly impact natural resources, including water supplies, nationwide during the next 50 years.
In light of a newly released study that projects a devastating water shortfall in the Colorado River by 2060, Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) is renewing his call for increased water storage and announcing related legislation that he plans to introduce next year.
December 15, 2012--CSU hopes to better understand impact of drought (Northern Colorado Business Report)
CSU agricultural economists are surveying farmers and ranchers to better understand the effects of this year's drought on Colorado agriculture and to design effective management tools for dry times ahead. CSU said Friday that its survey project is funded with $35,000 from the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Congress isn’t planning to take action on climate change any time soon. But if the planet keeps warming, a number of states won’t be able to ignore the problem quite so easily. One good place to see this is in the Colorado River basin.
Here at HCN, we’ve been keeping an eye on recent research about the climate change-induced decline of Southwestern forests.
News cycles abound with gripping examples of “water wars” that threaten relationships between countries in Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
International researchers from 14 institutions met in Nicosia (Cyprus) on the 10th and 11th of December to present and debate the results of studies on water, conflict and security conducted in the past three years in a variety of locations in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel under the CLICO research project.
December 9, 2012--Doha outcome: Kyoto Protocol lives, global climate deal by 2015 (Environmental News Service)
At the UN’s annual climate change conference just concluded in Doha, 194 countries agreed to an extension of the Kyoto Protocol through 2020. But the second phase still omits the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas emitters – China and the United States. Without agreement at Doha the protocol would have expired in just 23 days.
It’s no wonder the Animas River looks like a trickle. The total flow in the Animas through Durango during November was 9,209 acre-feet, the lowest in 102 years of records, Rege Leach, the state Division of Water Resources engineer in Durango, said Thursday. The second-lowest flow in the Animas was in 1934, when 9,374 acre-feet flowed through Durango, Leach said.
Irregular rains have some farmers and ranchers trying old tricks to conserve water and protect agriculture. Planting green manure/cover crops (gm/cc) to sustain the Earth might be as old as irrigation itself. It is similar to placing an umbrella over the soil, which sounds like something that would keep the water out, but it has the reverse effect.