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BMP ID: 6272
Title: Include ditch companies in mitigation of impacts to irrigation systems
Text: Water Issues: "...When drilling operations - including roads, pads and pipelines - cross or in any way impact established community irrigation ditch systems, landowners and industry will include the applicable ditch company in the decision making process and obtain approval for mitigation of any impacts...Considerations include: 1) prevention and repair of any disruption to the flow of irrigation water and irrigation runoff caused by roads and pipelines that cross ditches, and; 2) the possibility of piping water in areas where it is at risk of contamination."
Source Publication Name: The Rifle, Silt, New Castle Community Development Plan
Citation Section: RSNC Plan Features
Citation Page: 15
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Production / Operation / Maintenance
Oil / Gas Field: Piceance Basin (UINTA-PICEANCE)
Surface Ownership: • Private
Mineral Ownership: • Private
Primary Contact: Grand Valley Citizens Alliance
P.O. Box 656
Silt, CO  81652  United States
Phone:     Alt. Phone:
Alternate Contact: Frank Smith
Western Colorado Congress
P.O. Box 1931
Grand Junction, CO  81502  United States
Phone:970-256-7650     Alt. Phone:
Categories: Water Quality and Pollution
Water Quantity and Rights
Location: Colorado
Vegetation Types:
General Comments: "Area ditch companies include Ware-Hinds Roseman, Cactus Valley, Farmers Irrigation Company, the Grand River Ditch Company and the Silt Water Conservation District."
Cost-Benefit Analysis:
BMP Efficacy:
Date Entered: 2009-09-18 15:04 UTC
Last Updated: 2009-09-18 15:04 UTC