National Drought Mitigation Center

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No new water dock customers in Durango, Colorado
10/30/2018 12:00:00 AM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
Durango, CO

Start Date: 5/16/2018 - End Date: 9/3/2018
As peak irrigation season demand wound down in La Plata County, the city of Durango began accepting new water customers at its water dock on Sept. 4. The moratorium on new water customers was to help Durango avoid water restrictions for residential water users, and no water restrictions were needed during the summer, despite exceptional drought in the region. The Cortez Journal (Colo.), Aug. 27, 2018 The city of Durango stopped accepting new water dock customers in mid-May for fear that water restrictions may be needed sooner rather than later, according to Jarrod Biggs, assistant utilities director. Durango Herald (Colo.), May 30, 2018