Drought halts water storage 33% full at Jackson Lake MWCD irrigators will get 17% of share

Outlet: The Mancos Times

May 20, 2013

A water-right call on the Mancos River has ended storage diversions into the reservoir locals call Jackson Lake. The 3,349 acre feet the reservoir now holds, which is 33.5 percent of its capacity, is all that will be available this summer for irrigators and municipal users. The reservoir has priority 36 on the river, which means that 35 other users have a higher water right.