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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

2015 Fire Mountain Canal Turn On Information

Water will be turned into the canal on April 15 at Somerset. Flushing will occur at various spots along the canal route.
On April 15 water will be flushed overnight at Hubbard Creek, on April 16 water will be flushed overnight at Roatcap, on April 17 flushing will occur overnight at Leroux Creek. Water will begin to flow into the laterals on Rogers Mesa midmorning on April 18.
As water passes your head gate, your ditches should start to flow, unless your headgate is turned off.

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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