By: Ralph L. Scanga, General Manager of UAWCD
Written in Water: A Brief History of Colorado Water Law and the Upper Arkansas Valley
By: Joe Stone, Heart of the Rockies Radio
“Here is a land where life is written in water.” — Thomas Hornsby Ferril, Colorado Poet Laureate
The People’s Ditch of San Luis diverts water from Culebra Creek in Costilla County. Established in 1852, the People’s Ditch represents the oldest continuous water right in Colorado (photo by Gregory Hobbs).
Local water news by the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District