CRWCD News Drop 3/9
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Join the Colorado River District, the Community Agriculture Alliance and the Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable for the 2020 State of the River in Craig. A free community dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by presentations at 6 p.m. at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Topics include a report from the Colorado River District, a water supply outlook, changes to West Slope water, updates from the roundtable and the Division 6 engineer and how you can get involved in upcoming water management plans. For full agenda, to register or get more information, click here.
Join the Colorado River District, the Community Agriculture Alliance and the Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable for the 2020 State of the River in Steamboat Springs. A free community dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by presentations at 6 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Topics include a report from the Colorado River District, a water supply outlook, changes to West Slope water, updates from the roundtable and the Division 6 engineer and how you can get involved in upcoming water management plans. For full agenda, to register or get more information, click here.
Greeley Tribune – Wednesday, February 26, 2020
STRONG ARMS AND RESENTMENT — THE THORNTON PIPELINE BATTLE CONTINUES IN WESTERN WELD
The Durango Herald – Wednesday, March 4, 2020
MONTANA’S WATER IS FREE OF INVASIVE MUSSELS, MEANING LESS RISK FOR COLORADO
Moab Sun News – Thursday, March 5, 2020
THE COLORADO RIVER: HOW WILL STATES MANAGE A DRIER FUTURE?
Steamboat Pilot & Today – Thursday, March 5, 2020
LOCAL SNOWPACK ‘JUST ABOVE AVERAGE’ FOR MOST OF SEASON AS PEAK SNOWPACK IS ABOUT A MONTH AWAY
St George News – Thursday, March 5, 2020
SOUTHERN UTAH LAWMAKER’S RESOLUTION REITERATES STATE’S INTENT TO ‘USE OUR ALLOCATION’ OF COLORADO RIVER
The Colorado Sun – Thursday, March 5, 2020
IN A WIN FOR PUBLIC LANDS — AND CORY GARDNER — TRUMP VOWS TO FULLY FUND LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND
Casper Star Tribune – Friday, March 6, 2020
LAWMAKERS ANGLE FOR A SEAT AT THE TABLE IN COLORADO RIVER DROUGHT NEGOTIATIONS
United States Department of Agriculture – Friday, March 6, 2020
FEBRUARY BRINGS WIDELY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS COLORADO
Summit Daily News – Saturday, March 7, 2020
DILLON RESERVOIR WATER-MONITORING PROGRAM CHANGING, SCALING BACK
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.