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Phase 0

Phase 0 Construction Complete

Construction on Phase 0 has been completed and LPWWA has taken over ownership.  Water is currently being pumped to Lake Durango for use by Lake Durango and when LPWWA Phase 1 is complete, around the first of the year, LPWWA will begin using the water.  This is the first domestic water use out of Lake Nighthorse.

On September 14, 2016, LPWWA held the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the commencement of Phase 0 at the Tribute Garden Overlook by Lake Nighthorse. LPWWA, the lead agency, hosted eight entities that have supported the project with their contributions of time and money. The eight entities, including LPWWA,are shown in the shovel line-up below as follows:

Groundbreaking Phase 0
(Left to right) Lake Durango Water Authority – Ward Holmes, La Plata West Water Authority – Mardi Gebhardt, Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe – Chairman Manuel Heart, Southwest Water Conservation District – Laura Spann, Southern Ute Indian Tribe – Chairman Clement Frost, Animas La Plata Water Conservancy District – Gene Bradley, La Plata Water Conservation District – Brice Lee, Colorado Water Resources & Power Development Authority – Bob Wolff, Colorado Water Conservation Board – Kirk Russell.


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Pipeline will follow parallel to CR 210 and then on 141 to 125 and then up to Lake Durango.