Press Clippings

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

November 21, 2015--Boiling down the Colorado Water Plan’s action plan (Aspen Journal)

There are 16 pages in the Colorado Water Plan devoted to the “Critical Action Plan.” With the action plan's language lightly rinsed and boiled down, a recipe of potential solutions emerges. See below:

November 20, 2015--Colorado Water Plan's impact on Western Slope (Western Slope Now)

State leaders celebrated the completion of Colorado's first ever water plan, a comprehensive approach to solving the state's future water supply gap. State projections indicated by the year 2050, Colorado would have a supply gap of about 560,000 acre-feet of water.  That is equivalent to about 180 billion gallons of water per year. Hannah Holm, the coordinator of the Hutc

November 19, 2015--Colorado's Water Plan will need everyone to pitch in, officials say (Denver Post)

Colorado adopted a landmark $20 billion water plan Thursday to try to accommodate rapid population growth by conserving more, re-using more, storing more, sharing more between farmers and cities — and diverting less west-east across mountains. "Now is the time to re-think how we can be more efficient," Gov.

November 18, 2015--Colorado water plan wins final approval (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Years of efforts by countless Coloradans reached fruition this morning with the completion of Colorado’s first water plan. The Colorado Water Conservation Board unanimously approved the plan. The plan looks at potential gaps between supply and demand in future decades and addresses conservation, reuse, storage and other means of filling those gaps.

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