Dolores River

Dolores River Boating Advocates

Even though it's only February, 2017 will likely be an exciting time for local boaters--water managers for the McPhee dam have already decided to release water on the Lower Dolores River this summer. Dolores Water Conservancy District Chief Engineer Ken Curtis says they announced their decision to have a “spill” last Friday at a meeting for river conservationists and boaters. Curtis sat down with KSJD's Austin Cope to talk more about what to expect.

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Farmers and non-farmers alike probably know that water management is a complex issue all throughout the West.

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A state agency has issued a rare “call” on the Dolores River, an action designed to see whether water is being taken in accordance with legal rights.

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The 2016 boating season on the lower Dolores River came with little warning, missed the Memorial Day weekend, and had two short peaks instead of one long one.

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In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Jim White, an aquatic biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, about recent fish surveys done in the lower Dolores River, what has been learned about the health of the fish population there, and how his studies could influence river management in the future.

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