San Miguel River – CCC Ditch
How Did This Project Come to Us?:
Colorado Water Trust became a partner in a decade-long project to support an important stretch of the river, below the CCC Ditch diversion dam, which would historically go dry when the flow of the river dropped below 150 cfs.
Installation of a fish ladder and low flow channel. This new infrastructure installed on the dam, allows the stream to remain flowing, even in periods of low flow, supporting fish and overall river health.
CCC Ditch, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, Southwestern Water Conservation District, Colorado Water Conservation Board, The Telluride Foundation, The Walton Family Foundation, San Miguel Watershed Coalition, Flywater Inc (Project Consultants)
This project was completed in 2011.
See the impact of the project:
From inception to coalition building to planning to fundraising to materials harvest to construction, this project has been over ten years in the making. This project could not have...
Last month, work crews were busy at the CCC Ditch headgate near Naturita, CO, harvesting materials in order to begin construction of the diversion structure. The new diversion structure will...
The San Miguel River is one of Colorado's last free flowing rivers and is one of the few naturally functioning riparian ecosystems remaining in the Western United States, but even...