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Fire Mountain Canal and
Reservoir Company

Home @ Fire Mountain and Reservoir Company

Emergency Contacts

Steve Fletcher - 970.589.2857
Bill Moore - 970.361.4051
(Ditch Rider)
Travis Cecil - 970.589.3836
(Ditch Rider)
Dixie Luke - 970.872.6265

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 - 7:00 P.M. Second Thursday of each month. Meeting Location - Delta County Annex building in Hotchkiss.

Mailing Address:
POB 543
Hotchkiss CO 81419
Office Number: 970.872.3664
Superintendent: 970.589.2857

Please send comments, questions, or concerns to fmc_mail

Informational Announcements

2018 Water Season Begins -- Superintendent Steve Fletcher is planning on opening the gate
at Somerset on April 4, with water arriving on Rogers Mesa on April 7.
The normal flushing and cleaning will occur as the water makes its way to Rogers Mesa.

The earlier than normal turn on will take advantage of flood waters flowing out of the Anthracite drainages.
This water will then be diverted to the Fire Mountain Canal at Somerset.
The gates at the Paonia Reservoir remain closed, catching all waters flowing down the Muddy creek.
Steve is optimistic that the Paonia Reservoir will fill.

Paonia Reservoir


  • 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: 700 in a 24 hr period

Informational Items:

Paonia Dam Spillway

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