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Fall News - Water End date, Stock Water Run Date, Annual Meeting Date

Fall News


  • The 2017 Irrigation season will end as of October 1st, 2017. 
  • The Stock Water Run is scheduled from November 12th - 18th, 2017.  If you want Stock Water, you must submit to the Ditch Company a signed livestock water form, which can be found under the Forms and Documents tab on the website.
  • The Annual Meeting date has been set for December 5th, 2017 at 6:00pm.  This will be at the Florida Mesa Grange Hall at 656 Hwy 172, Durango CO 81303.


Latest News

2018 Annual Meeting - Thursday December 6th, 2018

The Annual Meeting of the Florida Consolidated Ditch Company will be held at 6:00pm on Thursday December 6th, 2018 at the Florida Mesa Grange Hall. This meeting will include 2018Financial Review, 2019 Budget Review and the election of 2 Board Members.

STOCK WATER RUN will occur from Nov 12th, 2018 to Nov 18th, 2018

STOCK WATER RUN will occur from Nov 12th, 2018 to Nov 18th, 2018 for the Florida Consolidated Ditch Company.  For more information please visit www.floridaditch.com or call 970-749-9800 or 970-749- 9801.

07.06.2018 - We just received notice that the 2018 Irrigation Season End date is this Sunday 07/08/2018

07.06.2018 - We just received notice that the 2018 Irrigation Season End date is this Sunday 07/08/2018

Notice regarding Postcard advertising Class C Shares for Sale

If you received a postcard advertising Class C Certificates for sale, please be advised of the following information:


  1. The postcard is a solicitation for a private sale and is not from either the Florida Consolidated Ditch Company (FCDC) or the Florida Water Conservancy District.
  2. FCDC Class C shares are subject to the rules and regulations of the FCDC.
  3. FCDC shares of stock include the delivery of direct flow water rights only, and do not include storage water from the Florida Water Conservancy District.
  4. To be eligible for share ownership in the FCDC, the shareholder must own sufficient land within the decreed lands of FCDC that can be irrigated with water represented by those shares without waste. The water must be deliverable through the FCDC network in order to be used by the prospective buyer.  This means that, if you are considering purchasing this water, you must have a conveyance system from an existing head gate off the FCDC canal system.
  5. FCDC will only transfer share certificates if the original water certificate is presented to the ditch company and signed by the owner of record, and the appropriate transfer fees are paid. In the event that the share certificate is lost, the shareholder may follow FCDC’s procedures for issuance of a duplicate stock certificate and pay the appropriate fees.
  6. Water will only be delivered if all assessments are paid in full, and the conveyance system is in working order.
  7. The delivery of water will occur only when the water rights represented thereby are in priority.  C water shares have priority F-68.  A purchaser should consider when the water will be available during the irrigation season. In dry years, water represented by C shares may be available on a limited basis either because it is only available for a few days, at a curtailed rate, or both.
  8. If you purchase C shares, you must follow the ditch company rules with regard to moving the delivery point of the water.  Currently the delivery point for the water listed for sale is near the intersection of C.R. 302 and Heart Lane.  FCDC prohibits the creation of new headgates, so water must be delivered to an existing headgate.  Applications to move water must be put in writing to the FCDC, which application will be considered by the board of directors at its next meeting.  The board will consider among other things:  the ability of the proposed headgate and ditch to handle the diversion of additional water, and the potential injury at the current point of diversion due to the water being removed from delivery at that location. 
  9. When the movement of water to a different headgate or ditch affects other water users on a lateral, all users so affected must authorize the move, and submit written acknowledgement to the Ditch Company, or the applicant must submit a court order authorizing the move.
  10. If you are considering purchasing this water, you should consult your own attorney and/or water engineer prior to determine the feasibility of utilizing this water on your property.
  11. The FCDC ditch secretary cannot give you legal advice.  Please do not call the FCDC number for advice.