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- 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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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.
Lake Nighthorse -covering about 1,500 surface acres - is taking shape as water from the Animas River fills a basin over the ridge to the southwest from Bodo Industrial Park. The Bureau of Reclamation, the federal agency that owns the project that will supply drinking water to three Native American tribes and others, estimates filling will top out sometime in 2011.
A good winter's snow doesn't necessarily mean a lot of water for reservoirs in the spring and summer, a National Weather Service hydrologist says. Take Vallecito and Lemon reservoirs, for instance. The snowpack in the San Juan Mountains that feeds the Animas, Dolores, Pine and San Juan rivers and fills reservoirs peaked at 101 percent of average on April 1.
Mail ballots have been sent to eligible voters within the La Plata/ Archuleta Water District (LAPLAWD) to decide whether to allow a property tax up to 5 mills, and to free the district from state TABOR limits on revenue and spending. Ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. May 4 to Harris Water Engineering, 954 E.