The flows into Silverjack have slowed down considerably, therefore soon there will be room in the canal for you to start calling your Silverjack storage water.
When the flow reduces to 6 shares to the cfs you will then be able to begin calling the storage water.
Plan on ordering water for the week of July 5. Contact Trey so there is not a reduction in your irrigation water.
I would like to remind you that the method for calling the storage water is:
The orders must be to Trey by noon the Monday or earlier of the week in which you want to begin the storage water. The calls will be in one week increments therefore you must order the water for the entire 1 week period
There are approximately 9 weeks left in the irrigation season. If you would like to have your storage water evenly distributed among the nine weeks remaining let Trey know and he will do so.
To remind the water users and for the people that are new to the system the formula for ordering these storage water which is an acre feet is: 1 cubic foot per second or CFS is equal to two acre feet times seven days example; if you want 1 CFS per day it would be calculated at one CFS times 2 acre feet times seven days:
1 cfs X 2 acre feet X 7 days = 14 acre feet ordered
The new concrete box culvert under the Youth with a Mission driveway was installed and is working very well. This culvert will allow more water to pass through it with less chance of debris plugging it. A new Canal waste way was installed on upstream and of the culvert to allow safer wasting of the water into Coal Creek. Along with the culvert replacement two downstream waste-ways were also replaced with better structures to waste the canal in natural drainages when needed.
The new automated sluiceway gate has been installed and is now in operation.
The replacement of the old clam shell will greatly increase the efficiency of water management and measurement.
The actuator and level sensors to make the headgate 100% automated will be installed during this summer this year.
The District would like to thank Trout Unlimited for their support and contributions to this project to help make it very successful.
This new automated headgate, working in unison with our auto controlled headgate, Will help in keeping the flows in the Canal and River steady.
This project was funded by another Water SMART grant from the Bureau of Reclamation
Project Underway and being engineered
Put on hold until we complete the Shinn Park/Waterdog piping project
Monthly Stakeholder Meetings are being held. Legal Organization delvelopment completed. Bylaws for Organization in progress.
Contact the office for more information on the "Cimarron Valley & River Watershed Coalition"
The project is underway with the Enviromental and Cultural Studies Completed. The construction will begin as soon as
we receive clearance to proceed from the BOR. The construction of this project was put on hold by the state historical preservation office. We are currently working with the state historical preservation office to receive clarence to complete the project this fall
We have received enough grants from the Gunnison Basin Roundtable, CWCB, and CRWCD to do the outlet repair on the reservoir. We will begin work on this project as soon as we can and should be completed in time to start storing water this fall
We have started the preconstruction preparation work for the reservoir repair. We will begin construction of the repair in July.