Fish kill at McPhee Reservoir alarms anglers

Hundreds of dead fish have washed up on the shores of McPhee Reservoir near Dolores. Fishermen reported the fish die-off Friday morning in the two retainment ponds that border the town. A tour of...

DATE: March 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lower Dolores River gets impaired status

Colorado has listed 105 miles of the Dolores River between Slick Rock and the Utah line as an impaired waterway because of high water temperature from chronic low flows. The Water Quality Control...

DATE: March 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas lease sale near McPhee Reservoir withdrawn

The Bureau of Land Management has withdrawn a proposed oil and gas lease sale over concerns that it was too close to McPhee dam, officials say. Parcel 7379 is a 720-acre piece of private land with...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County seeks drilling study

Care is needed to protect McPhee Dam if a proposed oil-and-gas lease is developed nearby, according to Montezuma County commissioners. In a comment letter to the Bureau of Land Management, the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marina arrives at McPhee Reservoir

The new McPhee Reservoir marina was floated into place this week and is expected to open to the public Saturday. Stan Folsom, with Doc’s Outdoor Sports and Recreation, was awarded the commercial...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

What will be the fate of McPhee Reservoir?

Montezuma County pushed to take over recreation management of McPhee Reservoir during a meeting with top forest officials Friday in Durango. Frustrated by the lack of services, county commissioners...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir control comes at a cost

The costs of maintaining recreation facilities at McPhee reservoir are significant, a burden Montezuma County would inherit if it gains ownership, according to a report from the U.S. Forest...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

What will be the fate of McPhee Reservoir?

Montezuma County pushed to take over recreation management of McPhee Reservoir during a meeting with top forest officials Friday in Durango. Frustrated by the lack of services, county commissioners...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area reservoir levels stay mostly unchanged

Rain or shine, reservoir levels in Southwest Colorado for the most part haven’t changed much, Bureau of Reclamation releases show. Lemon Reservoir did see some gain. It was 35 percent full at the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Powell could ‘call’ on regional reservoirs

Water shortages from a persistent drought in the Southwest have left Lake Powell dangerously low, threatening operation of the Glen Canyon Dam hydroelectric power plant relied on by 5.8 million...

DATE: May 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers getting a boost from McPhee

The news continues to improve for Montezuma County irrigators planning for this year’s crops season, thanks to recent snowstorms. The Dolores Water Conservancy District, which operates McPhee...

DATE: March 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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