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NEWS DROP

Aspen Journalism  –  Sunday, March 1, 2020
COLORADO BILL TO EXPAND LOAN OF WATER TO THE ENVIRONMENT HAS WIDE SUPPORT

The Durango Herald  –  Wednesday, February 26, 2020
WHAT WILL WATER CONSERVATION GUIDELINES MEAN FOR DURANGO, BAYFIELD AND IGNACIO?

The Herald Times  –  Wednesday, February 26, 2020
WHIRLING DISEASE RESISTANT RAINBOW TROUT NOW A REALITY

Aspen Public Radio –  Thursday, February 27, 2020
CLIMATOLOGIST SAYS NO INDICATION MARCH WILL BRING EXTRAORDINARY SNOWFALL

The Coloradoan – Thursday, February 27, 2020
THORNTON PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION SLATED TO BEGIN IN WINDSOR, JOHNSTOWN DESPITE LAWSUIT

Daily Sentinel – Thursday, February 27, 2020
PROPOSED CRITICAL HABITAT REDUCED FOR CUCKOO IN WESTERN COLORADO

The Durango Herald – Thursday, February 27, 2020
SCARS OF ASPEN DECLINE PERSIST NEARLY 20 YEARS AFTER DROUGHT

Craig Press – Friday, February 28, 2020
SUMMER SESSIONS FOR YAMPA RIVER YOUTH CAMP TO TAKE PLACE IN CRAIG, HAYDEN, STEAMBOAT

The Spectrum- Friday, February 28, 2020
NEW STUDY PREDICTS LESS WATER IN COLORADO RIVER AS UTAH CONSIDERS ITS LAKE POWELL PIPELINE

KDNK – Saturday, February 29, 2020
WATER, WHEELCHAIRS, WILDLIFE, AND THE QUARRY

Daily Sentinel – Monday, March 2, 2020
NEW RAINBOW TROUT STRAIN OFFERS HOPE IN WHIRLING DISEASE BATTLE

Recent News

Drop In: UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

April 3rd

2020 Current Water Issues on the Western Slope

Join the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers for a seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 3 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The agenda is being developed but topics will include pre-fire mudflow planning, aquatic habitat considerations, hazard mitigation planning, stormwater management and Drought Contingency Planning. Registration is $30, and the registration deadline is 5 p.m. April 1. More information is available here.

Contact Drake Ludwig DLudwig@wrightwater.com or call (970) 945-7755 ​ with any questions.

April 3rd

Wading into Watershed Health

Water supply and water quality are inextricably linked to the health of our watersheds–from forest to valley floor. Irrigators, municipalities, tribes and fish populations are among those impacted by recent wildfires. Efforts to bring significant financial support to southwest Colorado for forest management and wildfire mitigation have been successful. Also, the regional forest products industry is gaining momentum as economic incentives shift.

Join us in a conversation about these topics at the DoubleTree Hotel in Durango on Friday, April 3  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for registration and breakfast. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door.

Registration includes catered breakfast and lunch. Click the button below to register or call 970-247-1302 x1.

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