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Fallowing Farmland in the Sun Corridor

A pilot farmland-fallowing project which will begin in January 2014 will pay Arizona’s farmers not to grow crops.

Free Online Water Course Offered by CSU

A free online course from Colorado State University (CSU) will begin January 27, 2014 and run through March 23rd. The course is entitled Water, Civilization, and Nature: Addressing Water Challenges of the 21st Century.

Durango’s RICD

After a long process of applying for a recreational in-channel diversion (RICD) right through the water courts, a conditional water right was given to the City of Durango in 2007.

Kokanee Spawn this Year in Dolores River

A November Cortez Journal article reported that due to increased flows on the Dolores River from summer monsoon rains, the kokanee salmon had enough water to make their spawning run this year.

National Drought Resilience Partnership

This Fall, as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Obama Administration announced an interagency National Drought Resilience Partnership (NDRP

National Water Resources Association--by Chris Treese, Colorado River Water Conservation District

One way that Colorado water managers and planners participate in federal water-related processes is through the National Water Resources Association (NWRA).

CWC Welcomes New Directors to Board

The Colorado Water Congress (CWC) welcomed a number of new Directors to their Board in November. The 34 person CWC Board of Directors reflects the diverse geographic and professional interests of Colorado’s water community.

Public Trust Doctrine: Part IV

In an ongoing effort to inform the public and water community alike, the following is the last in a four part 2013 series related to a potentially emerging Colorado Public Trust Doctrine (PTD) issue.

HR 1389

Although the U.S. Forest Service has backed off its original position against Colorado ski industry’s water rights for now, a congressional bill designed to protect water owned by ski areas could potentially end up hurting rivers across the country.

Federal Land Management Plan?

Many water managers in the state, including those in southwest Colorado, are concerned about recent actions taken by federal agencies regarding historical water use, permitting, and planning activities involving federal lands that could impact existing and future water rights in Colorado.

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