CRWCD News Drop 2/20
Stay current with The Colorado River District News Drop. It’s your one-stop source to keep you up to date on water news in Western Colorado and beyond, so you know the issues shaping conversations about what happens next with our water. Get educated. Get inspired. Help spread awareness about Colorado’s most precious natural resource!
Water Education Colorado – Wednesday, February 12, 2020
NEW BILLS ON WATER SPECULATION, LAND USE AND INSTREAM FLOWS ADVANCE AT COLORADO CAPITOL
CPR News – Thursday, February 13, 2020
COLORADO HAS SEEN A LOT OF SNOW THIS MONTH. THAT’S A GOOD THING FOR DROUGHT CONDITIONS
The Fence Post – Thursday, February 13, 2020
RANCHERS GET HELP FROM UNEXPECTED SOURCE
Sky-Hi News – Friday, February 14, 2020
DIVERSION PROJECT WORKS TO IMPROVE FISH PASSAGE ON FRASER RIVER
Sky-Hi News – Saturday, February 15, 2020
WOLFORD ICE FISHING: CATCHING BROWN TROUT ON A BLUEBIRD DAY
Montrose Daily Press – Sunday, February 16, 2020
WHIRLING DISEASE-RESISTANT RAINBOW TROUT NOW A REALITY IN STATE
The Journal – Monday, February 17, 2020
EXOTIC – AND ILLEGAL – CATFISH FOUND IN THE ANIMAS RIVER
Summit Daily News – Monday, February 17, 2020
BRECKENRIDGE RECORDS SNOWIEST FEBRUARY EVER AS SNOWSTORMS CONTINUE TO BURY SUMMIT COUNTY
The Colorado Sun – Wednesday, February 19, 2020
DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ANSWER “HOW WILL YOUR ADMINISTRATION REGULATE THE USE OF THE COLORADO RIVER TO PREVENT WATER SHORTAGES?”
The Durango Herald – Wednesday, February 19, 2020
WHERE IS THE LOWER-ELEVATION SNOW FOR SOUTHWEST COLORADO?
Drop In: UPCOMING EVENTS
February 20th & 21st
The 10th Annual Western Colorado Soil Health Conference
This year’s conference features Dr. Kris Nichols, internationally
recognized Soil Microbiologist, and will include a host of topics including:
• Conservation Tillage Implements
• Forest Fires & Soil Health
• Hemp & Healthy Soils
• Garden Soil Health
• Carbon & Nutrient Cycling
Come and join us, while we enjoy whiskey and beer from Peach Street Distillers and Ska Brewing, while we explore more about water. For example, making your own water filter, or hanging out with Ute Water and Colorado River District.
We invite you to join us for the second webinar in our series about the importance of Colorado’s Water Plan. In this webinar we will learn about a new study commissioned by Business for Water Stewardship (BWS) that looks at the full economic impact of the state’s rivers. In 2011 BWS commissioned a similar study which showed that $9 billion is generated every year from people recreating on or near Colorado’s rivers. This new data is expected to be higher with an even greater economic impact.
Applicants Have Until March 24, 2020 to Apply
The Yampa River Fund is now accepting applications for its first round of grants. The fund has approximately $100,000 to $200,000 available to award to successful applicants. Applicants will have between February 11 and March 24, 2020 to submit applications.
The Yampa River Fund will invest in projects that will:
- Enhance water security for communities, agriculture, the economy, and the natural environment in the Yampa Valley;
- Support a healthy, flowing river and enhance critical low flows through water leases from reservoirs, and;
- Maintain or improve river function through a holistic approach to restoration of riparian and/or in-channel habitat.