75 Years of Lessons in Water Management

Your Water Colorado Blog

By Laura Spann

Hobbs Audience 2 A full crowd of nearly 200 people attended the Southwestern Water Conservation District’s Annual Water Seminar this year, celebrating the district’s 75th anniversary.

A record 190 people attended the Southwestern Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) Annual Water Seminar on April 1 in Durango. Marking the 75th anniversary of the district, the seminar focused on lessons in water management learned since 1941. This was no small task, but Board President John Porter took it upon himself to read half a century of board minutes to give the audience that historical perspective. Mr. Porter wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Durango Herald and papers across southwestern Colorado, explaining how those lessons learned inform the district’s current activities. Read his piece below:

John Porter John Porter, president of the Southwestern Water Conservation District, addressed the group at the district’s annual water summit, sharing lessons learned over the past 75 years, and that will…

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