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 - 06/02/2021

               UPPER               MIDDLE               LOWER

 Status:      OPEN                      OPEN                      OPEN

If you have any emergencies or water needs, please contact Dan James at 970-799-0782, Chris Bell will be out of town beginning June 3rd, 2021 and will be returning and back to work on June 14th, 2021.

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

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.

As always, there may be times of temporary closure.  These may come without warning.  Please be certain you have low pressure shutoff devices on your pumps to avoid damage.