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Notice of Public Meeting - Vallecito Reservoir Final Draft Recreation Management Plan, Bayfield, Colorado

The Pine River Irrigation District, in conjunction with the Bureau of Reclamation, are sponsoring a public meeting on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, to collect comments and public input on the July 2023 Vallecito Reservoir Final Draft Recreation Management Plan.  The meeting will be held at the Vallecito Lake Community Center at 17252 CR 501.  It will start at 5:00 PM and conclude at 7:00 PM.

For a downloadable copy of the document, please click on the download below.  

Printed copies of the document are also available at the Pine River Irrigation District Office at 13029 CR 501 (970-884 -2558).

For those interested in submitting comments at the meeting, please provide your comments verbally, and in writing.  For those not able to attend the public meeting, please submit comments to Ken Beck at by September 15, 2023.  Any questions regarding the meeting or the document should be directed to the Pine River Irrigation District Office at 970-884-2558.

As of October 15, 2023, the finalization of the Recreation Management Plan has been postponed until after the Annual PRID Landowner Meeting on January 27, 2024.


Vallecito Recreation Management Plan - FINAL.docx


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July 16, 2023

Vallecito Overhead to Underground

 Purpose and Description

The single-phase line, on the east side of Vallecito Reservoir, is old, and a brittle conductor. The line runs through a heavily forested area, and is prone to outages from tree limbs, wind, and snow load.  To correct the problem, the La Plata Electric Association will construct a new 2.6 miles of 1/0 15 kV underground line.  As part of the project, the alignment will be moved from the hillside to the county road Right-of-Way and will be converted from overhead to underground. The drivers to convert to underground are to minimize tree trimming, and to improve fire mitigation along the line corridor that is heavily treed.  Other benefits include improved electrical reliability, electronic outage notification, electrical power redundancy, and marked improvement to County Road 501 on the east side of Vallecito Reservoir.  (Please click on detailed project drawing below.)  Construction will start the week of July 17th, 2023. 

If you have any questions, please click on the LPEA link: