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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Joined Water Officials at Denver Water to Discuss Drought, Climate Change

Haaland pledges federal assistance for ongoing drought crisis in the West

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland met with leading water officials on Thursday, July 22 at Denver Water headquarters to discuss the worsening drought conditions in the west. Among the leaders were Gov. Jared Polis, U.S. Rep. Dianna DeGette (Democrat – Denver) and Jim Lochead, CEO of Denver Water.

Sprinkler System Tips That Will Save Water and Money

In celebration of Smart Irrigation Month, the district would like to remind you to make necessary evaluations and upgrades to your home irrigation system.

The district has seen many situations where customers have had sprinkler systems that are set to run at night (which is the ideal time to water) but are not functioning or set properly which resulted in not only water waste, but

Drought Update

As extreme drought conditions persist in the west, it’s likely a water shortage will be declared along the Colorado River.

According to the July 6 update from the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), 17.5% of Colorado falls into the exceptional drought category, 30% is in an extreme drought, 36.4% is in a severe drought, 41.5% is in a moderate drought, and 45.5% of the state is abnormally dry.

Independence Day Closure

The District office will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.

If you have urgent business with the District on this day, please call the main number at 303-979-2333. The on-call staff person will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Waterton Canyon Closure

Weekday access to Waterton Canyon will be closed from Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, June 11. The parking lot at the canyon's entrance will also be closed. The canyon will stay open on Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6 for weekend recreation.

As a working facility, there are times when operations and maintenance projects create unsafe conditions for the public, prompting a closure to trail access.