From the Delta County Independent (Kathy Browning):
The Paonia Reservoir was the first project to be completed in the Colorado River Storage Project. Crawford Reservoir was another of those projects but it was not completed until later.
“We are going to have a 50 year celebration this summer,” Dixie Luke of the Gunnison Round Table said. “Paonia Reservoir was built for and by the people of the United States.”
The celebration will be Aug. 6. A lot of the details are still being completed at this time…
Luke would like those who have historic photographs of the Paonia Reservoir to send those to the Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society.
More Colorado Water 2012 coverage here.