CRWCD News Drop 3/5
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The Denver Post – Monday, March 2, 2020
DENVER IS RAISING THE PH LEVEL OF YOUR WATER TO PROTECT YOU FROM LEAD CONTAMINATION
Vail Daily – Monday, March 2, 2020
VAIL’S SNOWPACK SO FAR AHEAD OF THE 30-YEAR MEDIAN PACE
Desert News – Tuesday, March 3, 2020
UTAH HOUSE REAFFIRMS INTENT TO DEVELOP COLORADO RIVER WATER
Inkstain – Tuesday, March 3, 2020
WE KEEP PROJECTING THAT WATER USE WILL GO UP. WE KEEP MOSTLY BEING WRONG
Phys.org- Tuesday, March 3, 2020
FLASH DROUGHTS PRESENT CHALLENGE FOR WARNING SYSTEM
Real Vail – Tuesday, March 3, 2020
WARM STORMS AREN’T GREAT FOR SUSTAINING SKIING, SNOWPACK OR CLOUD SEEDING
Inkstain – Wednesday, March 4, 2020
COULD WATER FROM RETIRING COAL PLANTS HELP SOLVE THE UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN’S “DEMAND MANAGEMENT” PROBLEM?
Summit Daily News – Wednesday, March 4, 2020
EXPERT: SUMMIT SNOWPACK IS ABOVE AVERAGE BUT NOT ABNORMAL
The Colorado Sun – Wednesday, March 4, 2020
ARAPAHOE BASIN’S EFFORT TO AVOID OVERCROWDING BY LEAVING THE EPIC PASS MAY BE WORKING TOO WELL
Drop In: UPCOMING EVENTS
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.
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.
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.