News and Events
2013 Annual Replacement Plan
The 2013 Annual Replacement plan for Subdistrict #1 has been approved for submittal to the State Engineer by both the Rio Grande Water Conservation District Board of Directors and The Subdistrict #1 Board of Managers.
A copy of the Annual Replacement Plan can be downloaded by clicking on the links below, the fallow spreadsheet metioned in the addendum is attached to appendix M: 2013 Annual Replacement Plan, Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C, Appendix D, Appendix E, Appendix F, Appendix G, Appendix H, Appendix I, Appendix J, Appendix K, Appendix L, Appendix M, Appendix N, Appendix 0, Errata to the 2013 ARP.
Update on 2012 Annual Replacement Plan
Click here to read the Division III Water Court decisions on cases 06CV64 and 07CW52.
2012 Subdistrict #1 Fees
The 2012 Subdistrict #1 fees are set as follows: The variable fee is $75.00 per acre foot, the administrative fee is $5.00 an acre and the CREP fee is $2.00 an acre. These fees will be reflected in the 2012 fee calculations and will thus be reflected in the 2012 tax assessments that will be sent out by the counties in January 2013.
Final San Luis Valley Regional Habitat Conservation Plan and Envioronmental Assessment
The Rio Grande Water Conservation District (District) is proud to announce the publication and distribution of the Final San Luis Valley Regional Habitat Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment. The HCP is the plan under which the District will help sustain routine agricultural and small-community infrastructure activities over time, while conserving habitat for two target wildlife species: the federally endangered southwestern willow flycatcher and a candidate for Federal listing, the yellow-billed cuckoo. Both of these species are dependent on the Valley’s riparian environment. To read more please Click Here. For more information on the Habitat Conservation Plan please Click Here or visit www.slvhcp.com.
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.
- HCP Steering Committee Meeting Wednesday June 12th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.
- Subdistrict #1 Board of Managers Meeting on Thursday June 27th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
- Rio Grande Water Conservation District Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday July 16th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
- Rio Grande Natural Area Meeting Thursday September 19th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
- HCP Steering Committee Meeting Monday November 4th at 1:30 p.m.
Unconfined Aquifer Storage Study