Austin Cope

Local water managers are keeping close tabs on weather forecasts as they figure out how the upcoming water year will take shape. To learn more about how they’re measuring the weather and what they’re doing to react to the dry spell, KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with Dolores Water Conservancy District General Manager Mike Preston.

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Boat ramps at McPhee reservoir will close for the season on Tuesday, October 31st.

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If corporations can be considered people, why not rivers?

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Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company (MVIC), held an information session for farmers, ranchers, and irrigators on Wednesday evening at the Sunflower Theatre. It was intended to address concerns about water in Montezuma County. KSJD's Bob Bragg was there, and he spoke with KSJD's Austin Cope to delve into the complex world of water issues in the Montezuma Valley.

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Vern Harrell recently retired as the Dolores Project Manager for the Bureau of Reclamation. He joined Austin Cope in the KSJD studios to look back on his career and reflect on how McPhee Reservoir has changed the area.