Archuleta County hears river restoration project update, funding request — The #PagosaSprings Sun #SanJuanRiver

View to the south into the snaking West Fork of the San Juan River as seen from US 160, halfway up to the summit of Wolf Creek Pass. By User:Erikvoss, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Click the link to read the article on the Pagosa Springs Sun website (Josh Pike). Here’s an excerpt:

At its Nov. 8 work session, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners heard an update and funding request from the Upper San Juan Watershed Enhancement Partnership (WEP)…Pfister then explained one of these projects, the Pagosa Gateway Project, which focuses on river restoration work on the San Juan River starting near Bob’s LP and continuing 2.5 miles upstream. Pfister stated that the restoration work would focus on forming more distinct channels in the river with rock jetties and weirs to improve the river’s condition in warming and drying conditions.

He stated that the overall project would likely cost approximately $1,260,000 and that WEP has secured $775,000 in grants, primarily from the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) and the CWCB Southwest Basin Roundtable and is working on securing $485,000 in matching funds.

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