Middle Colorado State of the River

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED US WITH THIS EVENT. THE MIDDLE COLORADO STATE OF THE RIVER EVENT IS NOW CONCLUDED.

Presenter materials are available below in .pdf form

Thank you for your interest in our State of the River Meetings, please refer to this page to find another event happening near you, and check back  next week as all presenter materials (i.e. powerpoints) will be available then.

Join the Colorado River District and the Middle Colorado Watershed Council for the Middle Colorado State of the River event on Tuesday, May 3 from 5:30-8 p.m. in Glenwood Springs at the Morgridge Commons above the Library.

Presentations and discussions will cover the hydrology and water supply forecasts for the Colorado River basin, local water management strategies, Big River issues and reservoir operations affecting your community, and opportunities for funding local, multi-benefit and multi-use projects.

You’ll also have opportunities to connect with River District staff, interested stakeholders and representatives of several local organizations before and after the event.

The Middle Colorado State of the River Meeting is free, open to the public, and a dinner by a local caterer will kick off the program – space is limited.

A draft agenda can be found below.

Event Agenda:

  • 5:30 p.m. Doors Open & Dinner
  • 5:55 p.m. Welcome
  • 6:00 p.m. Outlook: Water Year 2022
    • Becky Bolinger, Assistant State Climatologist, CSU Climate Center
  • 6:20 p.m. Lake Powell & The Future of West Slope Water
    • Lindsay DeFrates, PR & Media Specialist, Colorado River District
  • 6:40 p.m. The Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Recovery Act
    • Janeth Stancle, Central Mountains Regional Representative, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper
  • 6:45 p.m. The Endangered Fish Recovery Program
    • David Graf, Instream Flow Coordinator, U.S. Fish & Wildlife
  • 7:00 p.m. Protecting West Slope Water for The Middle Colorado
    • Raymond Langstaff, President, Bookcliff Conservation District
  • 7:15 p.m. Ruedi Reservoir Operations & Municipal Water Management
    • April Long, Director, Ruedi Water and Power Authority and Clean River Program Manager, City of Aspen
  • 7:30 p.m. Wildfire Recovery & Resilience in the Middle Colorado
    • Paula Stepp, Executive Director, Middle Colorado Watershed Council
  • 7:45 p.m. The Community Funding Partnership – Big Issues, Local Solutions
    • Staff, Colorado River District
  • 7:50 p.m. Audience Q&A
  • 8:00 p.m. Event End

 

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