CRWCD News Drop 3/23

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!

NEWS DROP

OFFICE CLOSURE 

Though the Colorado River District is operating, the District’s office will
be closed starting March 13th in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in our community. The office will remain closed until at least March 27th. Our staff is working remotely, and we are available by calling the office at 970-945-8522 or by directly emailing staff. To reach us, please leave a message in our general mailbox, which will be continuously monitored from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will return your message as soon as possible.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience but are committed to keeping our community as safe and healthy as possible. Thank you for understanding.

 

Los Angeles Times – Thursday, March 19, 2020
THE WEST IS IN AN EXPANDING 20-YEAR DROUGHT THAT A ‘MARCH MIRACLE’ WILL DO LITTLE TO CHANGE

Montrose Daily Press – Thursday, March 19, 2020
OPINION: FARMERS HAVE ALWAYS PLANNED AHEAD

CPR News – Friday, March 20, 2020
HOW ONE OF COLORADO’S WORST NATURAL DISASTERS RESHAPED PUEBLO

Daily Sentinel – Friday, March 20, 2020
DON’T FLUSH YOUR ‘FLUSHABLE’ WIPES

Daily Sentinel – Friday, March 20, 2020
UTILITIES ADOPT BILLING CHANGES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Mountain Town News – Friday, March 20, 2020
FACTS BE DAMNED, THEY INTENDED TO DIVVY UP THE RIVER AS THEY SAW FIT

The Fence Post – Friday, March 20, 2020
AGRICULTURE DEEMED CRITICAL INDUSTRY DURING COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC

CPR News – Saturday, March 21, 2020
SOUTHWEST COLORADO SNOWPACK GOT A NEEDED BOOST FROM THAT RECENT STORM

Steamboat Pilot & Today – Saturday, March 21, 2020
DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT CEASES ALL RIVER OPERATIONS

USGS – Saturday, March 21, 2020
NEXT GENERATION WATER OBSERVING SYSTEM: UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN

The Colorado Sun – Monday, March 23, 2020
COLORADO SCRUTINIZES OIL AND GAS TAX BREAKS AS SEVERANCE TAXES DROP AND THE STATE BUDGET GETS TIGHT

Drop In: UPCOMING EVENTS

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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