Lake Nighthorse

September 15, 2016--Lake Nighthorse to Dryside pipeline construction begins (Durango Herald)

Standing on a slope above Lake Nighthorse on a sunny Wednesday morning, La Plata Water Conservancy District President Brice Lee told a crowd of about 50 water stakeholders, “Water is like geological time. It goes on and on.” For decades, water storage and supply infrastructure in Southwestern Colorado have been slow-moving, underfunded dreams.


September 10, 2016--New Mexico water officials eye pipeline to Colorado lake (Farmington Times)

A water commission is eyeing a possible pipeline from a Colorado lake to northern New Mexico. The Daily Times reports San Juan Water Commission members will meet in October to weigh having the pipeline designed at an estimated cost of $10,000 to $15,000. Further study could cost up to $250,000. Lake Nighthorse in southern Colorado is managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. The


LPWWA Groundbreaking Ceremony (Durango, CO)

09/14/2016 10:00 am

Please join us on Wednesday, September 14th at 10 am for the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the La Plata West Water Authority Raw Water Project. This project is a joint venture with La Plata West Water Authority, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Lake Durango Water Authority. The ceremony will take place at the Tribute Garden at Lake Nighthorse on County Road 210.


June 14, 2016--La Plata County Sheriff’s Office gets new boat, organizes dive team (Durango Herald)

n November 2012, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office led a search of Vallecito Reservoir for missing teenager Dylan Redwine.


April 23, 2016--Lake Nighthorse road project moves forward (Durango Herald)

A project for a turning lane on County Road 210 accessing Lake Nighthorse is expected to go to bid next month. “This has been budgeted several years, but we didn’t want to get ahead of ourselves with Lake Nighthorse,” La Plata County Engineer and Public Works Director Jim Davis said. “The Bureau of Reclamation is going ahead with entrance construction.


Recreation at Lake Nighthorse: BOR Releases Draft EA

At the end of March the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR or Bureau) released a much anticipated and awaited draft environmental assessment (EA) for a recreation plan at Lake Nighthorse, also known as the Animas-La Plata (ALP) Project. This is a very big deal for southwest Colorado, whose residents have been waiting for the facility to open for recreation since the reservoir filled in 2011!


April 7, 2016--Collaboration gets things done on water issues (Pine River Times)

"The water is our life blood that feeds all of us," Southern Ute Tribal Chairman Clement Frost told participants in the 34th annual Water Seminar on April 1 in Durango. The seminar is organized by the Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWWCD).


April 6, 2016--Efforts to bring Lake Nighthorse water to the thirsty begin (Durango Herald)

After years of planning, a key constituent to water security in southwest La Plata County is on its way. A 4.6-mile pipeline that will carry water from Lake Nighthorse to Lake Durango went to bid March 31, and construction is expected to start within a month. “That side of the county really needs help, and that’s what La Plata West is going to do,” said Mardi Gebhard


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