Water supply

Arts a part of long-term plan of city of Durango

When more people move to town, where will they live? This is the core question the city’s revisions to the comprehensive plan will strive to answer, especially now that Ewing Mesa, once envisioned...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoons finally arrive, bring rain to Southwest Colorado

Monsoons finally arrived in Southwest Colorado this week after a couple of brief flirtations earlier this summer, promising more rain for a parched region. There were two weak monsoon surges from...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Software to be replaced at city water dock

Software on the city water dock will be replaced this week after a glitch in the system placed the facility out of order intermittently on Friday. The water dock is on Frontage Road off U.S....

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Permaculture event set in Mancos

In the arid West, where water is precious, sustainable practices are key. The public is invited to learn about ways to reuse and repurpose at the second annual Four Corners Permaculture Convergence...

DATE: July 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Councilors opt for fluoridation of drinking water

The Durango City Council decided Tuesday fluoride will remain in the city’s drinking water. Public health arguments that fluoridated water helps protect those with limited access to dental care...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain-barrel law helps educate about water conservation in the West

It’s not rocket-science, and it’s not really all that controversial. But it was illegal in Colorado until last month, and it could have landed violators a $500 fine. The crime: catching rain in a...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Radar blind spot exposes Southwest Colorado to dangerous storms

Four Corners residents live in a National Weather Service blind spot that hides dangerous storm conditions and compromises water supply forecasts. “We can’t forecast what we can’t see, whether it’s...

DATE: June 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain barrels cleared to catch roof runoff

DENVER – After two years and a downpour of controversy, Coloradans soon will be allowed to use barrels to collect rain that falls from their roofs. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer plant costs up

The estimated cost of the sewer plant remodel has increased from $58 million to about $60.8 million, city staff members told Durango city councilors on Tuesday. Labor costs, material disposal and...

DATE: May 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water district seeks permanent exchange for wetlands

The La Plata Water Conservancy District is seeking permanent authorization for a water supply exchange to maintain wetlands along the La Plata River. The district submitted an application to the...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm improves vital Colorado snowpack

DENVER – The recent storm dropped welcome snow into the Colorado mountains ahead of the critical spring runoff that determines how much water flows into rivers, reservoirs and farm fields, state...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Water storage bill advances in Colorado Legislature

DENVER – The Colorado House on Tuesday gave initial support to a measure that would require a study of water storage in Colorado. Rep. J. Paul Brown, R-Ignacio, has pushed for the bill for several...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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