Vallecito Reservior

September 28, 2013--Storms lift water levels at reservoirs (Durango Herald)

Never underestimate the effects of monsoonal rains. The storms that have swept through La Plata County in recent weeks more than doubled the amount of water in Vallecito and Lemon reservoirs this month. Reports from the Bureau of Reclamation show the reservoirs stood at 21 and 14 percent of capacity, respectively, on Aug. 31.


February 10, 2012--Agencies plan study of mercury levels in fish (Durango Herald)

Concerns about mercury contamination in fish have prompted various agencies to take action toward better understanding the problem. The Southwestern Water Conservation District and the U.S. Geological Survey have scheduled a meeting next month to lay the foundation for a study.


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