Water supply

New reservoir to give farmers a breather

REDMESA – In this arid corner of La Plata County, the trite observation that every drop of water counts is more than a cliché. It’s gospel. It’s logical then that the dam under construction a mile...

DATE: May 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dust storms hasten snowmelt

The dust storms that have bathed Southwest Colorado in recent weeks are poised to contribute even more misery in a drought year. When the dust layers deposited on mountain snow April 8, April 14...

DATE: April 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield puts water limits back on table table

Watering the lawn in Bayfield would be restricted to alternate days and to the hours between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. under a proposal to be considered by the town’s Board of Trustees during its April 16...

DATE: April 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Year’s snowpack looking weak

If storms don’t add to the current snowpack at Purgatory soon, winter 2012-13 could mark the fifth consecutive decline in total seasonal snowfall since 2007-08 when 290 inches fell.In the preceding...

DATE: March 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water district in talks

La Plata-Archuleta Water District and city of Bayfield officials are scheduled to meet Tuesday to review an agreement on expansion of the municipal water-treatment plant.The meeting is scheduled to...

DATE: July 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

State of Colorado to get water-law rewrite?

The Southwestern Water Conservation District has joined other agencies in opposing two ballot initiatives that would overturn 160 years of Colorado water law.No longer could individuals claim water...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado water gap needs attention, consultant says

Times have changed since 2003, when voters rejected by a 2-1 margin a referendum to allow the Colorado Water Conservation Board to borrow $2 billion for public and private water projects, a...

DATE: April 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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