DARCA to hold convention Feb. 21-22
The Sixth Annual Convention of the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) “Learning from Others: Acequias in Colorado” will be held Feb. 21-22, 2008, at the Sangre de Cristo Parish Center in San Luis, Colo.
The convention will again provide a wealth of information on a broad array of issues relevant to Colorado’s water providers. The first day of the convention will focus on land and water issues in the Rio Grande Basin, including the importance of acequias in Colorado and New Mexico. Congressman John T. Salazar will be the keynote speaker and representatives from the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District will discuss their efforts in organizing the Super Ditch in the Arkansas Valley.
On the second day, Jim Csabay from the St. Mary River Irrigation District in Alberta, Canada, will tell about how to creatively deal with water shortages in times of drought.
DARCA will also present “Flow Measurement for Ditch Companies”, the pre-convention workshop on Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Fort Garland Museum in Fort Garland, Colo.
The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance, a nonprofit organization established in 2001, is dedicated to serving the needs of mutual ditch and reservoir companies, irrigation districts and lateral companies.
For information regarding convention registration as well as sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, please visit http://www.darca.org, or contact the event coordinator, Max McKenzie, at (303) 875-2809.