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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.

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An online survey is asking boaters who floated the Lower Dolores River over the summer to share feedback and data to help plan future releases on the river.

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About 24,000 people boated the Lower Dolores River this summer, according to estimates from the Bureau of Land Management. At a public meeting Wednesday night, leaders from Dolores River Boating Advocates, American Whitewater, and The Nature Conservancy told the Dolores Water Conservancy District they appreciated this season’s regular communication with boaters and other stakeholders about releases from McPhee Dam. However, some said they would have preferred more advance notice on the late summer releases.

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