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March 31, 2014--Statewide water shortage talks yield modest breakthrough (Aspen Daily News)

Front Range water users seeking new supplies of Western Slope water said last week they may settle for a reduction in diversions during dry years to accommodate the existing demands of people in western Colorado and downstream in states like Nevada and California.

Pagosa Springs Geothermal Hotsprings

Did you know that Southwest Colorado, Pagosa Springs to be precise, is home to the world’s deepest geothermal hot springs and is now liste

Cartoon Series Begins

With this issue of the WIP newsletter we are pleased to introduce a quarterly series of water cartoons.

SWCD 32nd Annual Seminar April 4th

The SWCD’s 32nd Annual Seminar will be conducted April 4th at the DoubleTree Hotel (501 Camino Del Rio) in Durango.

Save-the-Date: May 7, 2014 19th Annual Children’s Water Festival (Durango, CO)

The 19th Annual Children’s Water Festival will be conducted May 7, 2014 at Fort Lewis College. We are anticipating that more than 700 fifth grade kids will participate this year.

WIP’s Participating Entity, SWCD, Update

At their February 2014 Board meeting the Southwestern Water Conservation District approved the following grant applications: 
  • Animas Valley Ditch & Water Company $30,000 for emergency repair of serious damage to the Animas Valley Ditch that occurred as a result of the severe thunder/hail storms on September 18 and 22, 2013 in the Animas Valley.

Statewide Roundtable Summit

The Colorado Statewide Roundtable Summit was conducted in Denver on March 6th. There were more than 300 in attendance.

McElmo Creek Flume

The Montezuma Valley is naturally arid, but by the early 1880s had become a place of great pro

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