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Board of Directors Budget Meeting

NOTICE is hereby given that a proposed 2015 budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District.

That a copy of such proposed budget is filed in the office of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District located at 10900 E US Hwy 160, Alamosa, CO 81101, where same is open for public inspection.  That such proposed budget will be considered at a meeting of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District Board of Directors at the Bureau of Reclamation Building, 10900 E US Hwy 160, Alamosa, CO, 81101 on December 3, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Any interested elector within said Rio Grande Water Conservation District may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget.

Dated October 06, 2014

Rio Grande Water Conservation District

Rio Grande Natural Area Meeting POSTPONEMENT

The Natural Area Commission meeting scheduled for December 12th has been postponed until Thursday, January 22, 2015.  The official press release is available here.

Subdistrict Events

SD#3 work group will be conducting a Conejos Response Area well owners informational meeting on December the 2nd starting at 1:00 p.m., in the Sanford Community Center.

SD#5 work group will be meeting at the Saguache Road and Bridge on December the 10th starting at 7:00 p.m.

RGWCD October Newsletter

Click here to view the October Newsletter.

Rio Grande Basin Implementation Plan

The draft Basin Plan has been completed and sent to the Colorado Water Conservation Board. To view the draft plan click here.

Meters and Telemetry

We have created a new page featuring information on meters and telemetry systems. If interested you can view the information by clicking the Meters and Telemetry link on the left of this page.

Testers Available for Surface Water Meter Testing

If you are installing or need a test for a surface water meter click here to see a list of available testers.

2013 Annual Plan

Click Here to view the 2013 Annual Plan.

Surface Water Credit For Sale

Please Note that the District is just listing the sale of surface water credit as a courtesy and is not involved in any other way.  For questions on the Surface water credit for sale please contact the below listed persons.

David Broberg (303) 466-9225 or
(303) 519-3406
Lavern Hart Jr. (719) 852-3032 or         (719) 849-8779
David Bradley (719) 849-8565
Alice Abeyta
Karen Rhoads (719) 850-1099
Gary Seger (719) 850-1531

CDWR Presentation Rio Grande Water Conservation District Board of Managers Meeting

The Colorado Division of Water Resources subdistrict work group session presentation is available for download. (You will need Powerpoint or Powerpoint Viewer to view this file). 

CREP Recharge Incentive

On September 3rd the Subdistrict #1 Board of Managers voted to add an additional recharge incentive for CREP participants. Click Here to view the new CREP recharge incentive.

Update on 2012 Annual Replacement Plan

Click here to read the Division III Water Court decisions on cases 06CV64 and 07CW52.

Verification Testing and Instillation of Totalizing Flow Meters on Can Pumps or Pivots 

Subdistrict #1 is requesting a verification test for totalizing flow meters installed on can pumps or center pivots utilizing surface water. If a meter is installed on water being pumped by a can pump from a reservoir or ditch system; please advise your tester to use the attached form by clicking here.  If the meter is installed on a pivot to measure both surface water and groundwater together please contact the Division of Water Resources to insure compliance.  Click here to read the letter submitted to all local well testers and  click here for a list of certified well testers

Substitute Water Supply Plan

The Substitute Water Supply Plan has been approved for the period of May 1st, 2012 to April 30th, 2013. Click Here to read more.

Upcoming Events
  • Subdistrict #3 Well Owners Informational Meeting Tuesday December 2nd, at 1:00 p.m. in the Sanford Community Center
  • Subdistrict #5 Work Group Meeting Wednesday December 10th, at 7:00 p.m., at Saguache Road and Bridge.
  • Last Day to Sign-up and Qualify for 2014 CREP Bonus Incentives Wednesday December 31st, 2014 4:30 p.m.

Unconfined Aquifer Storage Study

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