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Drought Contingency Plan-Update JUNE 23, 2017


DWCD will host a public meeting to discuss McElmo concerns with the current Draft Drought Contingency Plan.

McElmo Public Meeting

7:00 PM Monday July 17, 2017

DWCD Cortez Office 60 S. Cactus Street

Final comments are now due July 21, 2017 for future consideration by the MVIC and DWCD Boards, tentatively scheduled for September.

Comments are being collected by: Harris Water Engineering 954 East Second Av. Durango, CO 81301 or via email at




July 2017Board MeetingsDWCD Board Meeting – July 13
MVIC Board Meeting – July 11
Board Comments DueJuly 21 by EOD
Public Comments DueJuly 21 by EOD
Planning Task Force Reviews CommentsJuly 31
August 2017Comments Matrix with recommendations from the Planning Task Force on how each comment will be addressed in the PlanDWCD Board Meeting – August 10
 MVIC Board Meeting – August 8
September 2017Boards review, modify, and approve how each comment is addressedDWCD Board Meeting – September 14
MVIC Board Meeting – September 12
 HWE incorporates comments in the next draft of the PlanOngoing in September
Optional: Comments and recommendations posted on the websiteSeptember 18
October 2017Redlined and clean versions of the Plan provided to the Boards for reviewDWCD Board Meeting – October 12
MVIC Board Meeting – October 10
November 2017Discuss with Boards any additional comments to be incorporatedDWCD Board Meeting – November 9
MVIC Board Meeting – November 14
Final draft of Plan submitted to Bureau of Reclamation for reviewNovember 17
January 2018Boards review any comments provided by Bureau of Reclamation; possible Boards’ action of acceptance of the Plan (depending on level of comments received)DWCD Board Meeting – January 9
MVIC Board Meeting – January 11
February 2018Possible Boards’ action of acceptance of the PlanDWCD Board Meeting – February 8
MVIC Board Meeting – February 13
March 2018Final Plan due to Bureau of ReclamationMarch 31