Animas Consolidated Ditch Company
 Call us: (970) 426-5537
PO Box 3777 ~ Durango, CO  81302
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Look Here to Find Out How the Ditch is Running Today!
Sometimes it is necessary to close some or all of the ditch to prevent floods, manage debris flows or do general maintenance.  Here is a handy key to the terms we will use to describe the status of the ditch:

1. UPPER DITCH = the stretch from the main Animas River diversion down to Hermosa Creek

2. MIDDLE DITCH = the stretch from the Hermosa Creek to Waterfall Ranch

3. LOWER DITCH = the stretch from Waterfall Ranch to the south end of the Ditch.
As of - 08/28/2021

               UPPER               MIDDLE               LOWER

 Status:      OPEN                       OPEN                      OPEN


Fall is here, and we need your help.  As you know  this has been a low water year and your Ditch Walker, Chris has been working really hard to keep the water flowing through the entire ditch this.  We are diverting every drop of water we can, but in the past day or so, the water is barely making it to the end of the ditch.   

Please check the ditch regularly because your section of ditch may be out of water before we are able to alert you and while we do our best, email and web updates should NOT be relied upon. 

If you don't need your full allotment of water, please don't just take it, please leave it in the ditch.  We need to work together to ensure we are all getting water before it runs out for the season.  
Thank you for your diligence, patience, and cooperation. 

A REMINDER TO ALL: Dumping anything into the ditch is not permitted and is subject to a $400 fine to recoup the costs of clearing. 

Please contact our ditch rider Chris Bell at 970-946-2437 for all things related to the physical ditch.

All other inquires please email or call Jess Mitchell at 970-426-5537 or via email at