CRWCD News Drop 2/24
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!
Washington Post – Thursday, February 20, 2020
Climate Change has Stolen more than a Billion Tons of Water from the Colorado River
KUNC Newsroom – Friday, February 21, 2020
As Western Coal Plants Close, What Happens to Their Water
KUER – Friday, February 21, 2020
Colorado River Flows are Diminishing. What Does that Mean for the Lake Powell Pipeline?
KUNC Newsroom – Thursday, February 20, 2020
How Climate Change is Already Diminishing the Colorado River
The Colorado Sun – Monday, February 24, 2020
To Bridge the Cultures of Mexico’s Border Region and a Neglected Colorado Neighborhood, Just Add Water
Grand Gazette – Thursday, February 20, 2020
23rd Woldford Ice Fishing Contest
The Colorado Sun – Friday, February 21, 2020
There’s a Push to Increase Fines for Colorado Polluters and Directly Help Impacted Communities
Craig Press – Thursday, February 20, 2020
Monochloramine Project Nears Completion for Craig and its Water Treatment Plant
KOAA News – Wednesday, February 19, 2020
High Snowpack in Arkansas River Basin Means Good Things Downstream
Drop In: UPCOMING EVENTS
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.