Lemon Reservoir

Helicopter hitting small fire northeast of Durango

A helicopter has been working for the past several days to take water from Lemon Reservoir to douse a quarter-acre fire northeast of Durango. The 816 Fire was first reported Monday and was...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield-area girl found dead after apparent ATV crash near Lemon Reservoir

Emergency services found a local 16-year-old girl dead Friday about 4½ miles up a bumpy Forest Service road high above Lemon Reservoir, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Saturday. It took...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

How much snowpack will make it to reservoirs?

Southwest Colorado’s snowpack is right on track with historic averages, a far cry from last year, but all that potential water may not make it into the region’s needy reservoirs. A number of...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado shows signs of reversing drought conditions

It appears Southwest Colorado is slowly digging its way out of severe drought conditions. Every Thursday, the U.S. Drought Monitor releases a map that shows areas of drought throughout the country...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can El Niño undo the damage?

Even if El Niño materializes and brings a wet winter to the West, it likely will not be enough to bring the Four Corners out of an exceptional drought, weather forecasters said this week. It would...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camper rescued from backcountry near Lemon Reservoir

A man experiencing medical complications, possibly high-altitude sickness, was rescued by helicopter Monday evening near Lemon Reservoir. The outfitter set up camp in the Young’s Canyon area, on...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rock fall injures climbers northeast of Durango

Rock fall injured two women Saturday afternoon at the climbing area north of Lemon Reservoir, about 20 miles northeast of Durango. Tom Brueckner of La Plata County Search and Rescue said a rock...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

36-year-old man airlifted to Mercy on Saturday after ATV accident

A 36-year-old man was airlifted to Mercy Regional Medical Center on Saturday in critical condition after an ATV accident near Lemon Reservoir. According to Upper Pine River Fire Protection District...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lemon Dam bans motorized boats for up to 3 years

Motorized boats will not be allowed on Lemon Reservoir for up to three years in an effort to protect against aquatic invasive species, which pose a risk to the city of Durango’s water supply and...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lemon Dam project expected to finish by end of April

Long overdue work on Lemon Dam is set to finish by the end of April, according to a spokeswoman with the Bureau of Reclamation. Justyn Liff, public affairs specialist for the Bureau’s office in...

DATE: April 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango will get its water this winter solely from the Animas River

For the first time in well over a century, the city of Durango will rely exclusively on the Animas River for its water supply throughout the winter. “There’s always a first time for everything,”...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work set to begin at Lemon Reservoir’s dam

Crews will begin work Monday on the dam at Lemon Reservoir, and the work will affect water release flows and access to the reservoir 16 miles northeast of Durango. The Bureau of Reclamation ...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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