- About WIP
- Participating Entities
- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Utility 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
- La Plata West Water Authority
- Mancos Conservation District
- Mancos Water Conservancy District
- Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company
- Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD)
- Pine River Irrigation District
- San Juan Water Conservancy District
- Southwestern Water Conservation District
- Town of Silverton
- Town of Telluride
- Regional Water Projects
- Animas-La Plata Project (Lake Nighthorse)
- Animas River Stakeholders
- Cloud Seeding Program
- Dolores Project (McPhee Reservoir)
- Dry Gulch Reservoir (Pending)
- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
- Mancos Project (Jackson Gulch Reservoir)
- Long Hollow Reservoir
- Pine River Project (Vallecito Reservoir)
- Rio Blanco Restoration Project
- River Protection Work Group
- Water Information
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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.
People & Organizations
April Montgomery, a Southwestern Water Conservation District Board member since 2002, has been named to the Colorado Water Conservation Board by Governor Ritter. The seat was vacated by Bruce Whitehead when he became Senator.
John Ey, Superintendent of the Florida Water Conservancy District, was nominated and received the prestigious John Campanius Holm award from the National Weather Service (NWS) on September 17th.
The sale of Lake Durango Water Company to the Lake Durango Water Authority (LDWA) for $2.45 million closed July 15th. The utility is committed to serve 1,435 taps.
The Animal-La Plata Water Conservancy District is in the process of soliciting bids to develop a master plan for recreation at Lake Nighthorse.
The Colorado Division of Water Resources (CDWR) has a number of new services available.
The U.S. Geological Survey launched a new site in August designed to provide a common repository for the large amount of water quality and sampling data that has been collected over the years by government entities, water districts, and energy companies.
Scientists from a variety of organizations, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have been able to establish an accurate record of how human activities have increased the amount of dust falling on high country snowpack.
The bad news is that Colorado lawmakers have turned to savings accounts for dams, canals, and pipelines to cope with a budget crisis that's entering its third year.
The picture at left depicts quagga mussels removed from the Mississippi River lock and dam number 7 (2001). This invasive species has inundated waterways east of the 100th meridian.
Water Quality / Conservation
According to a new analysis of government data for more than 6,000 American women, the level of inorganic mercury is now found in the blood of one in three American women.
New research from the University of California, Davis, found that pesticides and fertilizers from homes are a major and overlooked source of water pollution. According to the study, previous estimates may have underestimated water pollution from homes by up to 50 percent.
Nebraska Governor Heineman's administration has suggested irrigation shutdowns in a large section of the Republican River basin during dry years to help send Kansas the water it is owed under a three-state compact, according t
Blue Lake is the centerpiece of a plan years in the making to secure a clean and ample source of water for Telluride residents. The Town had intended to tap the lake, pipe the water down the basin, and then disperse it among the community and down the valley.
Although hardrock minerals are valuable natural resources, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 1872 that permits their removal from federal lands is antiquated and according to many needs revision.