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Researchers flock to Lower Dolores in high-water year

An army of biologists and environmentalists is descending on the Lower Dolores River to study the ecological benefits of a rare high-volume release from McPhee Dam.Biologists with Colorado Parks...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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NASA snow study in Colorado to aid satellite development

NASA’s three-week field study of snow conditions in the Silverton and Grand Mesa areas ends Saturday, after which scientists will analyze the data in an effort to develop satellites to provide snow...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Why desalination alone won’t water the West

Late last month, a list of infrastructure projects purportedly prioritized by the Trump administration sparked headlines across the country. Several of the projects aim to swell water supplies in...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Rafting season looks likely for Lower Dolores River

The drought is over, and the area is looking good for the 2017 water season, Dolores Water Conservancy District Engineer Ken Curtis told Southwest Colorado Livestock Association members at their...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Climate study shows trouble for Dolores Basin

Fish habitat in the upper Dolores River basin is at risk from overall warmer weather and longer, more intense droughts, according to a long-term climate study recently released by Trout Unlimited....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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La Plata takes Montezuma’s top spot on water board

La Plata County’s representative on the Southwestern Water Conservation District board was appointed board president on Tuesday, and the Dolores County representative will serve as vice president. ...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Montezuma commissioners oust water board president

Two longtime representatives of the Southwestern Water Conservation District board have been ousted from their seats. Board President John Porter and Vice President Steve Fearn, representatives of...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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La Plata County OKs letter on tribal water standards application

As expected, La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, asking for a transparent process as the Southern Ute Indian Tribe seeks a...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Ditch, reservoir convention to tackle water, climate issues

The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance will hold its 15th annual convention Feb. 15-17 in Ignacio. The nonprofit, founded in 2001, helps Colorado ditch companies, irrigation districts, farmers,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Southern Ute tribe seeks to manage reservation water quality

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency to manage its own water quality standards program, which holds unknowns for upstream discharge permit holders. ...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Water pipeline for remote Navajo towns moves ahead

A $1.13 billion construction project to provide treated water to remote areas of the Navajo Nation, Jicarilla-Apache Nation, and city of Gallup continues to make progress. The Navajo-Gallup Water...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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McElmo Flume stands as monument to pioneer ingenuity

The historic McElmo Creek Flume has officially been consecrated as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and early water development just off U.S. Highway 160 east of Cortez.The project is the...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news