Routt County State of the River

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Routt County State of the River Meeting. Please see below for presenter materials:

 

Outlook: Water Year 2022 (Conditions and Forecasts)Erin Light, Division 6 Engineer, DWR

Lake Powell & The Future of West Slope Water Marielle Cowdin, Colorado River District

Ag & River Health: The Yampa Integrated Water Management PlanNicole Seltzer, Colorado River Basin Program Director, River

 Demand Management & The Resiliency ToolboxJaclyn Brown, CWCB Board

Augmentation & Collaboration on the Yampa RiverHolly Kirkpatrick, Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District

The Community Funding Partnership – Big Issues, Local Solutions-Lindsay DeFrates, Colorado River District

Join the Colorado River District, the Community Ag Alliance, and the Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable for the Routt County State of the River event on Thursday, March 24 from 5:30-8 p.m. in Steamboat Springs at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

Presentations and discussions will cover the hydrology and water supply forecasts for the Yampa-White-Green basins, 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 the River District and multiple local organizations including the Yampa Water Conservancy District, Trout Unlimited, The Nature Center, and Friends of the Yampa who will have tables up and will be happy answer questions and discuss local concerns.

The event is free, open to the public, and a dinner by a local caterer will kick off the program – space is limited, please RSVP.

A draft agenda can be found below. Register HERE to save your spot. We look forward to seeing you!

Agenda

5:30 p.m. Dinner – Courtesy of Routt County Cattlewomen

6:00 p.m. Welcome

Speaker: Lindsay DeFrates, Colorado River District

Speaker: Community Ag Alliance 

6:05 p.m. Outlook: Water Year 2022 (Conditions and Forecasts)

Speaker: Erin Light, Division 6 Engineer, DWR

 6:25 p.m. c

Speaker: Marielle Cowdin, River District

6:45 p.m. Ag & River Health: The Yampa Integrated Water Management Plan

Speaker: Nicole Seltzer, Colorado River Basin Program Director, River

Network (on behalf of the Community Ag Alliance)

7:05 p.m. Demand Management & The Resiliency Toolbox

Speaker: Jaclyn Brown, CWCB Board

7:20 p.m. Augmentation & Collaboration on the Yampa River

Speaker: Holly Kirkpatrick, Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District

7:40 p.m. The Community Funding Partnership – Big Issues, Local Solutions

Speaker: Lindsay DeFrates, Colorado River District

7:45 p.m. Audience Q&A

8:00 p.m. Social Hour at Storm Peak Brewing Company

Register for the Routt County State of the River

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