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- City of Durango Water Commission
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- 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
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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)
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San Juan River
The Navajo Nation has cleared a major hurdle in expanding its agricultural operations in northwestern New Mexico. A state court Friday signed off on a settlement that gives the tribe enough water from the San Juan River to irrigate 40,000 acres of farmland. The 130,000 acre-feet is above the 195,000 acre-feet that the Navajo Nation now uses.
It was working together, not just working toward environmental goals, that made the San Juan River Habitat Restoration Project stand out. The project earned an America’s Great Outdoors program award this week for recent habitat improvements along the San Juan that required a unique and successful partnership between tribal, state, federal and nonprofit agencies and organizations.
Southwestern Colorado’s rivers are unique in that many of the rivers and tributaries flow from north to south and are administered as independent river systems. This is due to the fact that many, such as the Navajo, Blanco, Piedra, Pine, Florida, Animas, La Plata, and Mancos Rivers, are tributary to the San Juan River in New Mexico or just upstream of the state line.
Fall is here, and winter is right around the corner. During this time of year, the river isn’t expected to be rushing. The San Juan River normally winds leisurely through Pagosa Country being adorned by the falling golden leaves — a perfect backdrop for a lovely photo. Or possibly the river might take on another meaning for those looking to catch fish.
A study by the federal government shows that New Mexico is expected to see the local population that uses the Colorado River Basin for water grow from nearly 1.5 million people today to between 2 and 3 million by 2060. That’s according to the latest data from a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation study.
Federal, state and tribal officials gathered Saturday in western New Mexico to break ground on the massive Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project. The 280-mile, $1 billion pipeline project will serve more than 43 Navajo communities in New Mexico and Arizona, the city of Gallup and a portion of the Jicarilla Apache Nation in northern New Mexico.
A University of Arizona study says megadroughts – multidecade periods of drought – may be a recurring feature of the Southwest’s climate. The study to be published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters revealed a previously unknown decades-long drought period in the secon
November 6, 2011--Scientists find evidence of ancient megadrought in Southwestern U.S. (Science Daily)
A new study at the the University of Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research has revealed a previously unknown multi-decade drought period in the second century A.D. The findings give evidence that extended periods of aridity have occurred at intervals throughout our past. Almost 900 years ago, in the mid-12th century, the southwestern U.S.
The Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe received approval this week from the federal government to regulate water quality on its reservation lands in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The tribe is among fewer than 40 Native American tribes nationwide to be granted such approval, according to a news release from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Game and Fish Department says a fish habitat project will require the closing of part of the blue-ribbon trout fishing waters on the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexi