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- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Utility 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
- La Plata West Water Authority
- Mancos Conservation District
- Mancos Water Conservancy District
- Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company
- Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD)
- Pine River Irrigation District
- San Juan Water Conservancy District
- Southwestern Water Conservation District
- Town of Silverton
- Town of Telluride
- Regional Water Projects
- Animas-La Plata Project (Lake Nighthorse)
- Animas River Stakeholders
- Cloud Seeding Program
- Dolores Project (McPhee Reservoir)
- Dry Gulch Reservoir (Pending)
- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
- Mancos Project (Jackson Gulch Reservoir)
- Long Hollow Reservoir
- Pine River Project (Vallecito Reservoir)
- Rio Blanco Restoration Project
- River Protection Work Group
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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
February 11, 2016--BOR Funding Opportunities for Drought Contingency Planning and Resiliency Projects--April 11, 2016 Deadline (BOR)
For Immediate Release: Feb. 10, 2016
An environmental assessment and other documentation on Lake Nighthorse may soon be available for public review and comment, bringing residents a step closer to recreational use, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials say. Kathleen Ozga, resource division manager for the Bureau of Reclamation Western Colorado Area Office, said the comment period will last 30 days.
A new interactive website from the U.S.
El Niño has showered its bounty on the region, particularly the Four Corners area south of Montrose.
The San Joaquin Valley floor has been sinking for decades. So much water has been pumped out of wells in this arid agricultural zone that the land’s surface has caved downward almost 30 feet in places.
January 11, 2016--Department of the Interior proposes adaptive management framework for Glen Canyon Dam (St. George News)
The U.S. Department of the Interior released a proposed framework Friday for adaptively managing Glen Canyon Dam over the next 20 years with the goal of creating certainty and predictability for power and water users while protecting environmental and cultural resources in Grand Canyon National Park and the Colorado River ecosystem.
Submitted by denise on January 3, 2016 - 11:58am
02/22/2016 8:00 am
02/26/2016 5:00 pm
Sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, this Modern Methods in Canal Operation and Control workshop provides an excellent opportunity to become familiar with current water management techniques and technology.
Submitted by denise on January 3, 2016 - 11:55am
02/02/2016 8:49 am
02/04/2016 5:00 pm
Sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, this Basic Principles and Developments in Flow Measurement workshop provides an excellent opportunity to become familiar with current water management techniques and technology.
According to a High Country News article, the Paradox Valley in western Colorado was formed millions of years ago, when a huge dome of salt collapsed. Now, that salt remains and the waters of the Dolores River pick it up and carry it to the Colorado River, where it eventually degrades the water quality for downstream users. For nearly 50 years the Paradox Valley Unit, which is operated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, has been treating the salt problem. According to the article, the unit treats nearly 200 gallons of brine every minute—this is seven times saltier than ocean water. The brine is then injected into a formation about 2.5 miles beneath the Earth’s surface. The formation, however, will eventually fill up rendering the unit useless. According to the HCN article, there are no obvious replacement options, and officials do not know how long they have left, but estimate 10 to 20 years.
The funding opportunity announcement (BOR-UC-16-F001) for the Water Conservation Field Services Program Grant is now available on grants.gov and will close January 11, 2016, 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.