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Fire Mountain Canal and
Reservoir Company

Home @ Fire Mountain and Reservoir Company

Emergency Contacts

Trey Denison - 589-2857
(superintendent)
Bill Moore - 361-4051
(ditch rider)
Dixie Luke - 872-6265
(President)

Board of Directors

Dixie Luke - Pres.
Bill Houseweart - VP
Ron Smith - Dir.
Dan Robinson - Dir.
Wes Spore - Dir.
Randy Fisher - Sec/Treasurer
Jeff Armstrong - Non Voting

Board Meetings - 7:30 P.M. Second Thursday of each month. Meeting Location - Delta County Annex building in Hotchkiss.

Mailing Address:
POB 543
Hotchkiss CO 81419
Telephone: 970.872.3665

Please send comments, questions, or concerns to fmc_mail

A couple of important notices from superintendent Trey Denison

1) As a result of the light snow fall we received this past winter, many of the tributaries that produce early season flood water will not be flowing as normal. This is especially true for the Leroux Creek drainage. The influx of early spring flood water from Leroux Creek on Rogers Mesa will probably not occur this year.

2) For users East of Rogers Mesa, please do not remove silt boards from the canal. The silt boards are located in the canal at the various user take out boxes. If you are experiencing issues with your silt board, contact Trey (589-2857) or Bill (361-4041). Or you can send an email to fmc_mail. Again, this does NOT impact users on Rogers Mesa.

Facts and Informational Items

Paonia Reservoir

Facts:

  • Paonia Dam Construction: Jan. 1959 - Jan. 1962
  • Paonia Reservoir Active Capacity: 15,000 acre-feet
  • Fire Mountain Canal Upgrade and Extension: 1959 - 1962
  • Fire Mountain Canal Length: 34.7 miles
  • Fire Mountain Canal Capacity: 175 cfs at Somerset, 100 cfs at Rogers Mesa
  • Number of Shares: 220,155.3
  • Number of Share Holders: 488
  • Number of Shares needed to = 1 acre foot: 725 in a 24 hr period

Informational Items:

Paonia Dam Spillway

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