Southwestern Water Conservation District

Two West Slope Water Conservation Districts Jointly Adopt Principles for Addressing Colorado River Drought Conditions

The two Water Conservation Districts that comprise the entire Colorado River basin in Colorado adopted implementation principles concerning how the current, extended drought conditions are addressed on the Colorado River’s storage system.

May 5, 2016--Students learn not to take water for granted (Pine River Times)

Fifth graders from around the region had primo weather for the annual Kids' Water Festival Wednesday at Fort Lewis College.


WIP’s Participating Entity, SWCD, Update

At their February 9th Board meeting the following grants were funded by the Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD):


Southwestern Water Conservation District 75th Anniversary, by John Porter SWCD Board President

The Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD or District) was created by the Colorado General Assembly in 1941, thereby marking the District’s 75th anniversary this year! The SWCD encompasses Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan, San Miguel and parts of Hinsdale, Mineral, and Montrose counties. In a press release issued by SWCD board president John Porter, and recently printed in the Durango Herald, Porter shares some lessons learned in the past 75 years, ones that will be carried through the next 75:


April 7, 2016--Collaboration gets things done on water issues (Pine River Times)

"The water is our life blood that feeds all of us," Southern Ute Tribal Chairman Clement Frost told participants in the 34th annual Water Seminar on April 1 in Durango. The seminar is organized by the Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWWCD).


April 2, 2016--Lawsuit filed on Dolores River standard (Durango Herald)

The Southwestern Water Conservancy District has filed a legal challenge in water court against a new minimum flow requirement for the Lower Dolores River established by the state last year. In September, the Colorado Water Conservation Board agreed to establish minimum in-stream flows up to 900 cubic feet per second in spring on the Dolores River between the confluence of the San Miguel Ri


April 1, 2016--At 75, Southwestern Water Conservation District looks back on lessons (Durango Herald)

Water – whether it’s supply, conservation or quality – has always been a challenging topic for Colorado, particularly for the southwest. On Friday, nearly 200 regional officials and water stakeholders convened at the DoubleTree Hotel for the Southwestern Water Conservation District’s 34th annual water seminar, celebrating 75 years of existence and discussing the les


March 22, 2016--Lessons in water management (Durango Herald)

Created in 1941 by the Colorado General Assembly, the Southwestern Water Conservation District encompasses Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan, San Miguel and parts of Hinsdale, Mineral and Montrose counties. As board president, I would like to share some lessons learned in the past 75 years, ones we’ll carry through the next 75. Lesson No.


March 7, 2016--Former Colorado state Sen. Jim Isgar dies at 64 (Durango Herald)

Standing on his deep roots in La Plata County, former state Sen. Jim Isgar may have made his largest mark on the state’s agricultural community. Two months shy of his 65th birthday, he died in Denver on Friday after a 4½-year battle against a rare form of leukemia. Isgar had a background in water before he was appointed to the Senate in 2001 to finish the term of former Sen.


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