Municipal Water Use

April 12, 2012--Faint hopes for lower Dolores River spill (Cortez Journal)

After an unusually warm, dry, dusty and windy month — hopes have dried up for a whitewater boating spill on the Lower Dolores River later this spring. Last month, water officials were anticipating a modest whitewater boating release based on 85 percent of average snowpack levels and a favorable forecast. Now they say it will be fortunate if McPhee Reservoir even fills.


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