CRWCD News Drop 2/27

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!


Vail Daily – Monday, February 24, 2020
Cloud Seeding Study Validates Ski Industry Staple

Scientific American – Friday, February 21, 2020
Colorado River is in Danger of A Parched Future

Steamboat Pilot & Today – Tuesday, February 25, 2020
CCA: Funding for Headgate and Measuring Device Installation Available

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel – Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Grant to Help City Replace Meters, Save Water

National Parks Traveler – Thursday, February 27, 2020
Not Enough Water and Too Many Invasives at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Montrose Daily Press – Monday, February 24, 2020
Bureau of Reclamation Cutting Releases From Aspinall Unit

Colorado Public Radio – Monday, February 24, 2020
Mystery Solved: Cloud Seeding Can Produce Snow

Summit Daily News – Monday, February 24, 2020
Breckenridge Ski Resort Hits 300-inch Season Snowfall Milestone

KUNC Newsroom – Monday, February 24, 2020
Colorado Edition: Weather Information


March 3rd

Healthy Rivers, Healthy Economies: Why Rivers Matter for Colorado Communities

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.

Yampa River Fund’s First Grant Cycle is Open

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.
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