Reservoir project reaching final stages

  MINERAL COUNTY — The San Luis Valley Irrigation District (SLVID) is anticipating moving its Rio Grande Reservoir expansion project into the final design stage by “late fall or early 2010,” according to SLVID Supervisor Travis Smith. The district is currently consulting with the Colorado Division of Water Resources, the District 20 Water Commissioners, the Rio Grande Water Users Association, the Nature Conservancy and Trout Unlimited on the expansion project.