Ouray County State of the River

Thank you so much for participating in a great event, please see below for resources from our presenters.

Bob Hurford, P.E., Division Engineer- State of the Gunnison River 

John Clark, Mayor of Ridgway- Ridgway Water Plan 

Andy Mueller, General Manager, Colorado River District – Lake Powell and the Future of West Slope Water 

Marielle Cowdin, Director of Public Relations, Colorado River District – Community Funding Partnership

Registration for this event is now closed as we have met the capacity for our venue. Please stay tuned for more details about our State of the River Meeting planned in nearby Delta on May 16th.

Presentations and discussions will cover the hydrology and water supply forecasts for the Uncompaghre and Gunnison Rivers, a look at local water studies and water storage, 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 and Water Users Association staff to ask questions and discuss local concerns.

The event is free, open to the public, and a fajita dinner catered by True Grit will kick off the program – space is limited, please RSVP.

A draft agenda can be found below. 

Ouray County State of the River Agenda:

6:00 p.m. Fajita Dinner catered by True Grit

6:30 p.m. Welcome – Marielle Cowdin, Director of Public Relations, Colorado River District and Marti Whitmore, Board President, Colorado River District

6:35 p.m. Outlook: Water Year 2022 – Bob Hurford, Division 4 Engineer, Colorado Department of Natural Resources

6:55 p.m. Lake Powell & The Future of West Slope Water – Andy Mueller, General Manager, Colorado River District

7:15 p.m. The Ridgway Water Plan – John Clark, Mayor, Town of Ridgway

7:30 p.m. The Ram’s Horn Reservoir Proposal – Peter Foster, Vice President, Wright Water Engineers

7:45 p.m. The Community Funding Partnership: Big Issues, Local Solutions – Marielle Cowdin, Director of Public Relations, Colorado River District

7:50 p.m. Audience Q&A for All Presenters

8:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

We look forward to seeing you!

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