DeWeese-Dye Ditch and Reservoir Company

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

Special Message to Shareholders

 

6/6/21:  Good morning Shareholders! 

We will not be running water Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this coming week (June 7th, June 8th, and June 9th ) due to major leaks at the Lakeview Cemetery.  We will work as quickly as possible to restore water, but the leaks are significant and will require the water to be off so that repairs can be completed.  We anticipate opening water up on Thursday June 10th, barring an unforeseen circumstances.  Please pass this notice along to Shareholders who may not utilize electronic technologies.  If anyone would like to volunteer to help, please feel free to do so!  As always, we appreciate all of your cooperation and patience while needed repairs are completed.  A HUGE thank you goes out to our Ditch Supers and Board Directors in working to make our water delivery system beneficial to our Shareholders.

 

5/17/21: Good evening Shareholders, 

We will not be irrigating tomorrow, Tuesday May 18, 2021, due to the moisture we are currently receiving.  As it stands right now, we will start irrigating again on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.  We will notify you of any changes as they occur via website and/or email. 

Thank you, and have a wonderful evening.  Enjoy the rain!

 

5/4/21:  We will not be running water today Tuesday May 4, 2021, due to issues filling the reservoir.  We should be up and running by tomorrow May 5, 2021.  We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

 

4/26/21:  Good morning Shareholders!  

We have another change to the start date.  I apologize for all of the changes!  We are now able to run tomorrow, Tuesday April 27, 2021.  The Supers were able to get everything lined out a day sooner.  Please share this notice with any Shareholders who may not utilize electronic technologies.  If you have any issues with your water delivery, please contact either Chris or Drake directly at 719-276-8568.   Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to this irrigation season!

4/23/21:  Good afternoon Shareholders! 

We have a change to the start date of our water irrigation.  The date has changed due to weather and repair conditions.  We will begin flushing from the reservoirs tomorrow, April 24, 2021; and flushing will continue Monday and Tuesday.  Our official start date will now be Wednesday, April 28, 2021.  Irrigation will be twice a week per Division, conditions permitting.  Should this change, Shareholders will be notified either via email (if provided) and posted to our website at:  www.deweeseditch.com.   

Please make sure to clear your ditches and laterals of debris prior to then.  We ask that you also share this information with any Shareholders who may not use electronic technologies.

We look forward to a successful irrigation season, weather permitting.  Thank you all so much for all you do!

 

4/6/21:

                Hello Shareholders!  The Board has set an irrigation start date of Monday, April 26, 2021 for this season.  The plan is to irrigate two days per week per Division.  However-as you know, this could change according to weather conditions.  Should this happen, we will post to the website, and notify Shareholders via email if an email address has been provided.  Please begin clearing all of your laterals of debris in an effort to have free-flowing water for the benefit of all Shareholders.  Let’s work together to get things moving!  We are also looking for Volunteers to help flush.  Chris and Drake will begin flushing on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  They will start at the beginning of the line and work their way through to the end of the line.  If you are available that weekend, please lend them a hand!  You can reach Chris and Drake at:  719-276-8568.  They will let you know where you can Volunteer.  Thank you for all you do to help DeWeese and fellow Shareholders.  We look forward to a successful season!!!!

 

 

 

12/4/20:

2021AnnualMeeting

8/28/20:  We will begin conducting our regular monthly meetings at 5:00 pm (instead of 7:00pm) for the off-season, starting with the Monday, September 7, 2020 meeting.  Anyone who would like to attend may do so.  We meet the first Monday of every month at the Brookside Town Hall, located at 1720 Brookside Avenue; at 5:00 pm during off-season, and 7:00 pm during irrigation season.  Social distancing guidelines will be enforced, and masks are required. 

We will be ending the season on Wednesday, September 2, 2020; for those of you who did not receive the prior email.  Please share with other Shareholders who do not utilize electronic notification technologies.

 

8/21/20:  Good morning Shareholders!

I hope this email finds you all well!  We will be officially ending our 2020 irrigation season on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.  That said, Shareholders may receive water after the September 2nd date from the reservoirs as they are being drained.  It has been a rough, dry year, but we are happy to be able to irrigate through August.  I know we all hoped for a regular irrigation season, but really appreciate all of your cooperation during this dry year.  Let’s all look forward to 2021, and hope for abundant rain and snowpack!

Please remember to pay your assessments, as late invoices went out August 1, 2020.  We ask that payments be mailed to PO Box 759, Cañon City, CO  81215.  Contact Secretary/Treasurer Ortega for any questions about your account.

Thank you for all you do to keep our water flowing, and for helping each other!  A special thank you goes out to our Ditch Superintendents Kevin and Chris, for all the hard work they have put in; and thank you to each of our Board Directors for their efforts in making sound decisions and working together to ensure the success of our water delivery system!

 

6/28/20:  Good morning Shareholders, 

As you know, the past couple of meetings have been closed meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are planning on holding an open meeting at our regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 6, 2020.  The meeting starts at 7:00 pm.  If you choose to attend, social distancing guidelines will be in place and enforced.  Masks are required to be worn (you will need to supply your own mask), and the 6 foot social distancing will be maintained.  

Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding.  This has been a very trying, difficult time for everyone, and we will continue to keep safety in top priority.

 

6/3/20:  Good evening Shareholders!

Below we are providing the attached lists for your information of repairs that have been made by our Ditch Superintendents.  The Supers were tasked with providing a list of needed repairs along the system (from DeWeese Lake and Grape Creek through Brookside), both small and large projects, to the Board for review.  The Board reviewed and prioritized the repairs, with the most critical repairs taking top priority.  The Supers have completed most of the repairs on the lists, and continue to conduct both preventative maintenance and regular maintenance on our water delivery system. 

Division Boxes and Small Repairs

Large Repairs

 

 

 

5/31/20:  Good morning Shareholders!

Due to the amount of rain we have recently received, and the amount of rain that is still expected, the Board has decided not to run water the week of June 1, 2020.  We will add the run to the end of the season (if conditions permit), thereby extending the season one more week.  We hope that you understand the reason for this decision, and more information can be found at the following link with regard to water levels:

http://resources.uawcd.com/data_reservoir.php

Please share this notice with Shareholders who do not use electronic means of communication.   We appreciate all you do!  Have a great day, and stay safe!

 

 

5/26/20:  Good morning Shareholders, 

Due to the continuing threat of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, our meeting for June 1, 2020 will be a closed meeting.  We do not have anything pressing to discuss, but still want to do all we can to protect ourselves and all of our Shareholders from the COVID-19 virus.

We hope you understand and will bear with us during this difficult time. Thank you all for everything you do!  Stay safe,

 

 

5/4/20:  Hello Shareholders, 

Effective immediately, Monday May 4, 2020, irrigation will run one day a week per division.  Irrigation days will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this season.   This decision is based upon current calculations and snow pack levels.  Running one day per week per division, current calculations will allow us to run to August.  The Board felt it would be best to try and run as long as possible to get the most benefit for all Shareholders.  We hope that you understand, and appreciate your cooperation in getting through another rough season together. 

Also please remember that maintenance of laterals is each Shareholders’ responsibility, so your cooperation in clearing debris from your ditches and laterals is very much appreciated.  Shareholders are encouraged to work with one another to resolve issues that arise with water delivery and debris along the laterals.  Mitigation repairs and maintenance conducted throughout the winter by our Supers have resulted in better and more consistent water flow that all Shareholders will benefit from.  A thank you goes out for all of the hard work our Supers have done!  Thank you for all you do, and stay safe!

 

5/1/20:  Good morning Shareholders!  Our May meeting will be a closed meeting, due to the risks of the COVID-19 virus still being active.  We are hoping to have open meetings again beginning in June, and will monitor the situation for the safety of all of our Shareholders.  We will keep you informed and appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time. 

As we are beginning irrigation season, please direct all water-delivery issues to our Ditch Supers Kevin and Chris, 276-8568.  We appreciate all you do in helping to maintain our system, and look forward to this irrigation season!Stay safe.

4/6/20:  Hello Shareholders!  Our Superintendents will begin flushing the system beginning Monday, April 20, 2020.  Our first official irrigation day will be Thursday, April 30, 2020.  Please begin clearing your laterals and ditches, and we ask that you work with your neighbors to help prepare for irrigation season.   The more your laterals and ditches are clear of debris, the smoother the process!  Remember to maintain social distancing and cooperate with each other as much as possible.  We look forward to a successful irrigation season.  Thank you for all you do!

3/23/20:   Due to current social distancing to slow potential spread of COVID-19 in the community, the meeting scheduled for Monday, April 6, 2020 will be closed to the public/Shareholders.  We appreciate your flexibility, patience, and understanding in this difficult time.  We have dedicated Board members and staff who will continue to work to provide essential services, even though how we conduct business has changed temporarily.  We appreciate all you do, and we will get through this together!

 

12/4/19: 

2020 Annual Shareholders Meeting Notice

Download Notice Here

 

10/8/19:  Shareholders, 

At our regular monthly meeting this evening, it was decided to shut the water of this Wednesday, October 9, 2019.  We have had a great season this year, and want to thank all of you for all you have done to make this a successful season!  Thank you to our Ditch Superintendents for all of their hard work, and our Board for protecting our water.  If you have any questions about water delivery issues or your laterals, please contact our Ditch Superintendents, Chris & Kevin, at 276-8568.  We will be conducting much-needed repairs throughout the winter and look forward to the 2020 irrigation season!

 

9/26/19:  Hello Shareholders!  The Board will be deciding on the end of season water shut-off date at our regular monthly meeting on October 7, 2019.  We will post the shut-off date to our website, as well as email Shareholders who have provided us with their email.  Thank you!

9/13/19:  Good afternoon Shareholders, The pipe has been repaired on the west side of Elm and SH115, and we are now operational.  Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we will be operating as usual.  Thank you to our Superintendents and all who helped in repairing the damage. Have a great rest of your week!

9/12/19:  Good afternoon Shareholders, Repairs will be conducted to the pipe located on the west side of Elm and SH115 tomorrow (Friday, September 13, 2019).  Shareholders who receive water in Division 2 on Friday, (fed from the big reservoir by the cemetery), will experience water delivery interruption.  Our Superintendents will work as quickly as possible to complete the repairs, but it may take a couple of days.  We will keep you updated via email and website.  Please share with others who may not use electronic communication technologies.   As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding of the situation, and are doing all we can to keep our water running. Have a great evening,

9/10/19:  We wanted to provide an update on the repairs to the gate at the Little Reservoir.  The gate has now been repaired and is operational at this time.  Our Superintendents and President worked diligently to repair the gate and restore the water.   The gate failed due to the age and wear of the headgate system.  The Ditch has been working on an improvement/repair plan to address the damage of our aging system.  We will be assessing the issues along our water delivery system, and will prioritize both large and small projects in an effort to improve our infrastructure.  As with any aging infrastructure, we have many items in need of repair and/or replacement.   We look forward to working with our Superintendents, Board, and Shareholders to accomplish the many goals we envision.  With that said, if you are able to volunteer some time to help, please let us know.  We are hoping we can accomplish the much needed repairs together!   As always, thank you so much for your patience while the work was completed today.  We appreciate all you do!

9/9/19:  Good evening Shareholders, 

Due to issues with our Little Reservoir location,  Shareholders who irrigate from that reservoir will not receive water until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and will work as quickly as we can to get the issue resolved.  We will post updates to our website and will provide email updates as they occur.  Please share with your neighbors who may not utilize email or website technologies. 

If you have any questions about water delivery within your division, or are unsure of your division, please contact the Ditch Superintendent at 719-276-8568.  You may also visit our website at:  www.deweeseditch.com for a map of the divisions. 

We appreciate your patience and cooperation while we make needed repairs. 

 

8/6/19:  To All Shareholders:  Please keep your laterals and ditches free of debris and vegetation.  Our Ditch Superintendents are working hard to keep water delivery flowing, but are coming across overgrown vegetation, causing water delivery to slow.  Shareholders are responsible for keeping their laterals and ditches clear, so please help us and your neighbors to maintain the laterals and ditches.  Your help and cooperation are greatly appreciated.  Thank you for all you do!

7/10/19:  Good Day All!  The Ditch will be attempting to irrigate from the Little Reservoir 6 days this week (week of July 8th)  Should you have any questions about your water delivery, please contact the Ditch Superintendents directly at 719-276-8568.

5/23/19:  Good morning Shareholders, We will not be running irrigation water today, due to the rain.  Thank you Mother Nature!  Thank you.

5/20/19:  Hello Shareholders!  We will not be running irrigation water Tuesday May 21st and Wednesday May 22nd, this week, as the forecast is calling for more rain.  We will take advantage of Mother Nature while we can.  Irrigation water will resume on Thursday May 23rd, depending upon weather conditions.  Notifications will continue to be posted on our website at:  www.deweeseditch.com; as well as to our Shareholders who have provided an email.  Please help to notify Shareholders who do not use electronic technology. Thank you all for your patience and cooperation.

 

5/14/19:  Good evening Shareholders!  This communication is to inform you of a temporary shut-down out of Reservoir #9.  We will not be running water out of this Reservoir this Thursday, May 16, 2019.  The reason for this interruption is because the County crews will be conducting repairs located at 1616 Lombard where the lateral crosses the roadway.  Water delivery will resume on Friday, May 17, 2019 as normal.  Please share with your neighbors who do not utilize email and/or computer technologies.  We appreciate all of your patience while the repairs are performed.

 

4/2/19:  The Ditch will begin irrigation season on Monday, April 29, 2019.  We will run our normal 2 days a week per division.  We ask that all Shareholders clean their laterals and perform the needed vegetation and debris removal, in accordance with our By-Laws.  This will help to ensure a smooth start to our irrigation season.  Please contact Kevin, our Ditch Superintendent at 276-8568, with any water delivery/irrigation questions or concerns.  Shareholders who have not paid their 2018 assessment will not receive water, so please pay your assessment ASAP to avoid termination of water delivery.  Contact Annette Ortega at 275-8495 for billing questions.  We look forward to a better year!

 

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

 

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