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- Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District
- City of Durango Water Commission
- Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority
- Dolores Water Conservancy District
- Florida Water Conservancy 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
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- 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
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Colorado Water Congress
A survey by the Colorado Water Congress indicates voters trust local water providers, support agricultural water values and generally favor the existing legal framework of water rights in Colorado. The group is gathering the information in preparation for the possible return of a public
As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources, I am part of a group that is entrusted with the responsibility of protecting our
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The Colorado Water Congress (CWC) Summer Conference and Membership Meeting takes place annually, the third week of August for two and half days at a Colorado resort location. Mark you calendar, the 2013 conference is scheduled for August 21 to 23 at the Sheraton in Steamboat Springs.
February 8, 2013--Colorado River supply & demand imbalances discussed at water meeting (Grand Junction Free Press)
Last December, the Bureau of Reclamation released the final draft of a very detailed Colorado River Basin supply and demand study.
The 1950s that could be on the way to Colorado is the decade of drought. So says Brian Bledsoe, a Colorado Springs meteorologist who studies the history of ocean currents and uses what he learns to make long-term weather forecasts.
Budget raids on mineral severance trust funds have diverted millions of dollars from community water projects in Colorado. “We need to make sure the most water goes to the hottest fires," said Reeves Brown, executive director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.
August 15, 2012--Economist in Steamboat: Funding water projects will be challenging (Steamboat Today)
An overall demand for water will continue to rise, but securing the funding to increase water supplies will be difficult, a respected economist said Wednesday. “The real issue here with water is, ‘What are we going to do about it?'” Carl Steidtmann said.
The Colorado Supreme Court has approved the titles for two proposals that critics say would change the way Colorado has handled water rights since 1876. The court announced Monday that each proposal properly asks voters to consider only one issue. Proponents want to amend the Constitution to highlight a clause that spells out that unappropriated water in natural streams is public property.
Colorado Water Congress is fighting a pair of initiatives because they could cause chaos with state water rights, but would be limited if the measures survive a Supreme Court challenge. Initiatives 3 and 45, sponsored by Richard Hamilton of Fairplay and his attorney Phil Doe, seek to apply the public trust doctrine to Colorado water rights with a constitutional change.
Colorado has a water policy, but nothing like the plans in some other states. That’s the conclusion of Eric Hecox, who handles much of the water planning chores for the Colorado Water Conservation Board.