SLV DROUGHT CONFERENCE
"Conservation, Conversation, Problem Solving"
January 10, 2003 - Alamosa, CO
Sponsored by Rio Grande Water Conservation District

Powerpoint Presentations:
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Ray Wright, Rio Grande Conservation District President, Introduction - Conservation, Conversation, Problem Solving (0.2MB)

Steve Vandiver, Division III Engineer, Severity of the Current Situation and Long Term Water Supply Trends (0.6MB)

Allen Davey, Rio Grande Water Conservation District Engineer, Groundwater Conditions and Trends (1.4MB)

Kirk Thompson, Agro Engineering, Regional Experiences from 2002 in the Unconfined Closed Basin (3.0MB)

LeRoy Salazar, One Size Doesn't Fit All - Sustainability and Stability in Our Water Supply (1.8MB)

Chris Eddy, Dell's Insurance, Federal Crop Insurance Risk Management (0.08MB)

LeRoy Salazar, Farm Level Strategies (0.5MB)

Steve Witte, Division II Engineer, Groundwater Administration in the Arkansas River Basin, CO - History and Current Practice (0.2MB)

Additional presentations were also made by Don Higbee - LLAMA Manager, Bill Paddock - Rio Grande Water Users Association Attorney, and David Robbins - Rio Grande Water Conservation District's Attorney.



Contour Maps of Change in Unconfined Aquifer

all maps in
adobe .pdf format


Current Unconfined Aquifer Water Levels
Map of San Luis Valley
Shows Unconfined Aquifer Study Wells

Table of Ground Water Measurements (2002)

Table of Ground Water Measurements (2003)



Dealing With Drought, Part 1
Dealing With Drought, Part 2
Dealing With Drought, Part 3


Graph of Rio Grande Water Levels
near Del Norte

Drought Monitor
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RGDSS
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Colorado Wildfires
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Colorado Courts
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