Southwestern Water Conservation District Updated:09/2023

SWCD’s charter is to protect, conserve, use and develop the water resources of the Southwestern basin for the welfare of the District, and safeguard for Colorado all waters of the basin to which the state is entitled. Following this mandate, the District has assumed a broad strategic role on behalf of its diverse constituents. District representatives advocate for southwestern Colorado’s water interests at the local, state and regional level.

Funded by property taxes, SWCD currently funds a variety of essential work, including vital stream flow data collection by the US Geological Survey, water quality sampling through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, water supply augmentation through weather modification, endangered fish species recovery efforts in the San Juan Basin, and compact water bank programs in Colorado. The District’s most recent budgets approved by the board each December can be found on the Colorado Department of Local Affairs website.

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Contact Southwestern Water Conservation District

Laura Spann
Programs Manager
841 East 2nd Avenue
Durango, CO  81301
Phone: (970) 247-1302

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Archuleta County, Colorado
  • Dolores County, Colorado
  • Hinsdale County, Colorado
  • La Plata County, Colorado
  • Mineral County, Colorado
  • Montezuma County, Colorado
  • Montrose County, Colorado
  • San Juan County, Colorado
  • San Miguel County, Colorado