In The News

November 27, 2015--Groups help restore Dolores River (Durango Herald)

The Dolores River Boating Advocates are continuing their efforts to restore the health of the river below McPhee Dam.

November 26, 2015--Dry Gulch Water Storage Project update presented (Pagosa Springs Sun)

On Monday, Nov. 9, the San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) held its regular meeting, during which an update was presented on the Dry Gulch Water Storage Project.  In 2008, the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) and the SJWCD purchased 660 acres of land for the Dry Gulch reservoir.

November 25, 2015--Colorado plan tackles state water shortages (Crested Butte News)

Last week, Colorado adopted a comprehensive, $20 billion water plan—the state’s first, designed to close the gap between projected water demand and supply. The plan made headlines across the state, in part because Governor Hickenlooper emphasized its potential to avoid the diversion of more water across mountains.

November 24, 2015--Hickenlooper’s final water plan lacks specifics (Colorado Independent)

Gov. John Hickenlooper has made public Colorado’s first statewide water plan. Though the document is intended to save the state from a looming water crisis, neither he nor state lawmakers have any specifics on how to implement it.

November 23, 2015--Silverton, San Juan County officials will pursue Superfund (Durango Herald)

After more than 20 years of debate, the town of Silverton will officially engage the Environmental Protection Agency to work toward listing the mining district in the Upper Animas watershed as a Superfund site. Thursday night, San Juan County commissioners and the Silverton Town Board trustees said a motion will be presented at those agencies’ next respective board meetings to direct