Dolores Project

July 22, 2012--McPhee has ‘enough water’ (Cortez Journal)

Farmers and ranchers will receive full allocations this water season, according to local reservoir and irrigation managers. Careful management of water reserves have left plenty of resources to fill the needs of water users in the area, despite an abnormally dry winter and spring.


November 12, 2011--McPhee brought McFun to the area (Cortez Journal)

While McPhee Reservoir was designed to provide water to the arid landscape of Southwest Colorado, the completion of the project also created a large playground of recreational opportunities in Montezuma and Dolores counties.


October 6, 2009--Water dispute seeks settlement (Cortez Journal)

A water-rights battle that began in June between two major providers in Montezuma County might be heading toward calmer waters. Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. filed a lawsuit June 5 in U.S. District Court against the Dolores Water Conservancy District and the U.S.


June 6, 2009--Water war fills to brim (Cortez Journal)

A battle between two major water providers in Montezuma County has flowed all the way to U.S. District Court in Denver. Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co.

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