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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

Mussels Moving West of the 100th Meridian

Zebra and quagga mussels are a freshwater shellfish that have spread like an aquatic plague

Endocrine Disruptors

According to a mid-February Huff Post article, it is now recognized that humans can be exposed to endocrine disruptors through drinking water.


CSU Receives $2.2M for Water Quality Efforts

Nutrient pollution is one of America's most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways.

Water and Power

According to a January KVNF radio report, it takes water to produce electricity, but how much water varies a lot depending on the fuel source and the power generating technology.


Drought

As anyone who has heard or seen the news this first quarter of 2014 can tell you, drought topped the list of current event coverage. Allow some of the following headlines to illustrate:

Water shortages: What to expect in the future (February 17, 2014--Arizona Republic)

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