Annual Water Symposium – March 24

The SVLHWCD Annual Symposium “A Local Perspective on Water Conservation” will be held on Friday, March 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Register for this FREE event to reserve your seat by March 22! REGISTER  … Read More

Agenda   9:30 a.m. Welcome and Comments…………………………….Dennis Yanchunas, President St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District 9:40 a.m. Introductions and Overview……………………Sean Cronin, Executive Director, St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District   Unpacking Colorado’s Water Plan   9:45 a.m. Chapter 1: Collaborating on Colorado’s Water Future            Becky Mitchell Section Chief, Colorado Water Conservation… Read More

North St. Vrain Creek Stream Restoration Project Complete

Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County, in partnership with the City of Longmont, has completed restoration of a 1,960 foot segment of North St. Vrain Creek that was scoured and degraded by the 2013 Flood. Funding for the project was provided by Boulder County, the City of Longmont, and the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) with Community… Read More

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Awards & Recognition

SDA Award


The St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District has been awarded with an accolade for its collaboration with local, state, and federal agencies in efforts to recover and rebuild the St. Vrain and Left Hand basins following the September 2013 flood. The awarding body, the Special District Association of Colorado, or SDA as it… Read More

Executive Director Cronin Receives CFWE Emerging Leader Award


Sean Cronin, current Executive Director of the District, was recognized for his work in the Colorado water community by the Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE) and presented with the 2014 Emerging Leader Award. Formed in 2010, the Emerging Leader Award was formed “to honor recent work by a young Colorado professional to strengthen and… Read More

Former Director Harold Nelson Recognized with Headgate Award


In early 2014, former District Director Harold Nelson was recognized for the “dedication and integrity he has brought to his many decades of work with the Last Chance Ditch Co. and the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District Board of Directors,” according to a press release issued by the Four States Irrigation Council…. Read More

City of Longmont Recognizes District


On May 10, 2011 the City of Longmont City Council, in recognition of the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District’s 40th Anniversary, presented President Dennis Yanchunas and Executive Director Sean Cronin with a proclamation commemorating the District. The City of Longmont and the District have a strong working relationship and as stated by… Read More

Williams Receives Friends of the South Platte Award


Former Executive Director Les Williams received the 2010 Friends of the South Platte Award. This award was initiated in 2004 to recognize individuals and organizations who, through diligence and dedication, have made exceptional contributions in the South Platte River Basin. Les retired from St. Vrain & Left Hand Water Conservancy District in 2009, where he… Read More