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About the San Juan Water Conservancy District

The San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD or District) is governed by a 3-9 member Board of Directors who serve four-year terms. The Board adopts an annual budget to serve its mission. Meetings are held at the District’s office at 46 Eaton Drive, Suite 5, Pagosa Springs CO 81147.

The Board has no vacancies.

The San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD or District) was formed in 1987 under the Water Conservancy Act (Colorado Revised Statutes Title 37, Article 45) by a vote of the electors in 1987. SJWCD is charged with providing water conservation, water resources planning, stream improvement, water rights protection, and development services within its service area, which includes most of the urban and suburban areas of Archuleta County, centered on the town of Pagosa Springs.

The SJWCD has the statutory authority to appropriate water rights, to have and exercise the power of eminent domain to sponsor water resources projects, to construct water development projects, to develop and operate augmentation plans, and to appropriate recreational in-channel diversion rights, among other powers.

The mission of San Juan Water Conservancy District is to be an active leader in all issues affecting the water resources of the Upper San Juan River Basin.