McPhee Reservoir

Plateau Fire Complex Tops 3,000 Acres During Burnouts

Jul 30, 2018
San Juan National Forest

The Plateau Fire Complex grew to 3,244 acres as it continues burning north of McPhee Reservoir. Drifting smoke settled as far south as Cortez and created a haze lasting until mid-morning Monday. 

Fires Start Burning North of McPhee Reservoir

Jul 23, 2018
San Juan National Forest

Two fires burning north of McPhee Reservoir grew from recent lightning strikes, according to a release from San Juan National Forest personnel. 

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The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and other irrigators in Montezuma and Dolores Counties will receive about 20 percent less water from McPhee Reservoir this year, according to Dolores Water Conservancy District General Manager Mike Preston.

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The start of boating season is approaching, and with that come renewed concerns about invasive mussels.

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Boat ramps at McPhee reservoir will close for the season on Tuesday, October 31st.