- About WIP
- Participating Entities
- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Water Commission
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- 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
- Regional Water Projects
- Animas River Stakeholders
- Animas-La Plata Project
- 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)
- Rio Blanco Restoration Project
- River Protection Work Group
- UMETCO (Urivan) Water Rights
- Water Information
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In an effort to raise awareness about vital water issues, the WIP, in conjunction with the Durango Arts Center, will be conducting a month-long Water in the West Art Show. The gala opening will be August 10th at 7:00 pm at the Durango Arts Center. This will be a juried exhibit, with a call to artists going out in July.
On March 2nd Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the National Water Trails System. It is a new network intended to increase access to water-based outdoor recreation, encourage community stewardship of local waterways, and promote tourism to strengthen local economies.
A recent New York Times article indicated that two Arizona’s senators, John McCain and Jon Kyl, traveled to the Navajo reservation in early April to meet with Navajo and Hopi tribal leaders about a proposed water rights accord that would settle the two tribes’ claims to the Little Colorado River system.
Save-the-date for the Seventh Annual Water 101 Seminar to be conducted October 26, 2012 in Durango. We are again fortunate to have Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs as the keynote speaker. The Seminar qualifies for six continuing education credits for Realtors and seven for lawyers. For more information contact the WIP at (970) 247-1302.
For those who haven’t heard, Jim Isgar, Colorado State Director for the USDA Rural Development, has been having a rough go of it since la
After nearly 30 years of public service, Jack Rogers retired at the beginning of March as the City of Durango’s Director of Public Works.
Longtime La Plata County resident Bob Taylor passed away on April 3rd. Mr. Taylor was born March 21, 1921, in Kirtland, N.M. In 1946, after serving in World War II, Taylor moved just south of Redmesa, where he operated the Long Hollow flour mill and a mostly dryland farm near Redmesa and on the Dryside.
The Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the U.S. Geological Survey have begun a study on mercury levels in fish in the Dolores/San Juan River Basin. To-date, little data exists of potential sources of this mercury.
The City of Durango is still working on plans for the management of recreation at Lake Nighthorse. They are hoping to open the Lake for recreation by the spring of 2013.
After more than 20 years of planning, the La Plata Water Conservancy District approved an escrow agreement in mid-February that allows groundbreaking for Longhollow Reservoir. The reservoir will be located just five miles north of the New Mexico state line.