DeWeese-Dye Ditch and Reservoir Company

P O Box 759, Canon City, CO  81212-0759

Special Message to Shareholders

Notice of Annual Meeting

9/14/18:  We will be draining the reservoirs on Monday, September 17, 2018.  This will allow for some Shareholders who are supplied water from the reservoirs to receive water one final day.  Shareholders who normally receive water from the main ditch will not receive water, as we are only draining water from the reservoirs.  We appreciate all of the cooperation provided by our Shareholders, and look forward to 2019!  We hope to receive snow and ample moisture for our 2019 irrigation season.  Thank you to all, and have a great winter!

8/24/18:  The Board has decided to NOT run irrigation water next week - the week of August 27, 2018, since we have received adequate rain to extend the season.  This will make our last week of irrigation to be the week of September 3, 2018; running September 3, 4 and 5.  We still hope for more rain!  Thank you for being patient and cooperative this season, it has been a tough one!

8/19/18: We will be running water the week of August 20, 2018; one day per Division.  You will receive water either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday in accordance to the Division you are in.  As of now, we have two weeks of water left, which will include the week of August 20, 2018.  We will notify you of any changes, as well as post any notifications to our website. 

8/10/18:  The Board has decided not to run water next week, the week of August 13, 2018.  We have enough water for 2 more runs (weeks), and we will add irrigation water from next week to the end of the season.  We appreciate your cooperation in the decision, and still hope for more rain.  Please share with any of your neighboring shareholders who do not receive email notices or use computer/internet services.

7/27/18:  Irrigation water will not run next week, the week of July 30, 2018.  Water will resume on Monday, August 6, 2018.  Due to lack of stored water, and with the ground being wet from moisture we have received and more rain to come, the Ditch feels it is best for Shareholders that the water be saved from next week to be able to extend the irrigating season that much longer.  We hope you will understand and we appreciate your cooperation.  We will keep our website updated with any changes. 

7/24/18: The debris has been removed and water will run for Division 2 as scheduled, thank you all for your patience!

7/24/18:   We are experiencing issues from flooding during last night's rain, and as a result, water has been shut off until we are able to remove the debris.  We will notify you when we are able to restore water.  Our Ditch Rider is working diligently to clear debris from our headgates.  Please check back for updates.  Your patience is very much appreciated.

6/5/18:  To All Shareholders:  As of June 4, 2018, there are about 8 to a possible 10 weeks of single-day irrigation left.  Unless we receive significant amounts of moisture, we will run out of irrigation water in roughly 8 to 10 weeks.  We will keep you notified via website, or you may call in or email us to add your email to our notification list, and we will notify you via email.  We apologize for an inconvenience this may cause you, and will hope for rain!

5/18/18:  Beginning Monday, May 21, 2018, irrigation days will be one day per week per division.  Irrigation days will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only.  This decision was made due to the lack of water, and in an effort to conserve the water we have in storage.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  If we receive enough moisture to increase irrigation days, we will again post the notice to our website.  We appreciate your patience during this difficult time.

5/8/18:  There will be no water for the area of Locust, Ash, and Poplar in Division 2 today, Tuesday May 8, 2018, as there are issues with  the intake.  Water will be restored on the next regularly scheduled day of Friday, May 11, 2018.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

5/7/18:  First Division shareholders that receive water directly from the ditch will not have water this morning due to issues with the intake.   We are working to remedy the situation as soon as possible, please be patient.  We hope to have water restored later today. 

5/4/18: Good afternoon,   The water in Division 2 between Poplar and Elm will be shut off.  Some of the pipe in the area is plugged, and is flooding the area.  We will turn the water on once the issue is resolved.

4/3/18:  The Ditch will begin the 2018 irrigation season on April 30, 2018, on our normal schedule.  All Shareholders should clean their laterals prior to the season so that we do not have issues with water flow.  Please be good stewards of our water resources.

1/27/18:  Attack of the Blob: How an enormous, persistent arctic low-pressure system is helping dry out the American Southwest

1/4/18:  Form 7-21Info - 2018 Instruction - Bureau of Reclamation


Previous Shareholder Messages are archived HERE

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