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- Participating Entities
- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Water Commission
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Dolores Conservation District
- Dolores Water Conservancy District
- Empire Electric Association
- Florida Water Conservancy District
- La Plata Archuleta Water 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
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Efforts to change federal law to protect groups willing to cleanup polluting mines from legal liability have hit a snag, according to the Obama administration. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said last week that legislative gridlock is keeping President Barrack Obama from his pledge to change the
As mountain snow starts to melt, trickling toxic acid laced with dissolved metals — arsenic, cadmium, copper, zinc — is fouling Colorado watersheds.
A meeting in Silverton this week concerning heavy-metal contamination of the Animas River increased public knowledge of the problem but produced no immediate solutions. “We wanted to bring people up to date on the quality of water in the Animas and why it’s getting worse,” Pete
Colorado's snowpack schizophrenia has intensified, with southern river basins hurting for snowpack while the northern half of the state could face flooding.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Thursday resumed pumping Animas River water to fill Lake Nighthorse, a reservoir just southwest of Durango. “We turned on the pumps at 7:30 a.m.,” said Tyler Artichoker, the project’s first-fill engineer.
Portions of upper Cement Creek that feeds into the Animas River in southwestern Colorado are being considered for listing as a Superfund site. Heavy metals gushing from abandoned mines, some which operated in the late 1800s to early 1900s in the Gladstone area, are believed to be polluting the creek.
The San Juan County Historical Society is about more than relics of the past,The organization has an entrepreneurial spirit, the latest manifestation of which is the development of a hydroelectric plant to support another venture - the restoration of the historic Mayflower Mill. Historical society leaders began to envision an opportunity when the Sunnyside Gold Corp.
The city of Farmington could be buying about $300,000 worth of water rights on the Animas River. City councilors are to vote Tuesday night whether to approve purchases totaling 187 acre-feet. An acre-foot is about 326,000 gallons and can meet the annual water needs of one to two U.S. households.
Biting wind gusts and foreboding clouds didn't keep kayakers from spinning, turning and surging their way through Smelter Rapid on Saturday during Animas River Days. Fifty competitors battled in the whitewater slalom, a 300-meter course through Durango's most intimidating river rapid.
The Southwestern Water Conservation District has contributed $3,600 to help fund the second phase of a study to determine the source of periodic sediment in Lightner Creek. Initial results of the study point to the Perins Canyon watershed and a stormwater retention basin as possible sources.