Summit County State of the River

We’re back! We’re excited to bring you an in-person revival of our State of the River series. Thank you to all who registered. Our venue/food capacity has been met. Please check back for presenter materials and recordings after the event.

Join the Colorado River District and the Blue River Watershed Group for the Summit County State of the River event on Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30-8 p.m. in Silverthorne at the Silverthorne Pavilion.

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 Summit County 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, please RSVP.

A draft agenda can be found below. 


  • 5:30 PM – light dinner buffet and tables displaying local efforts


  • 6:00 PM – Opening Remarks & Welcome (5 min)
    • Troy Wineland, Summit County Water Commissioner
    • Staff, The Colorado River District 
  • Climate Change and Western Water Management (15 min)
    • Peter Goble, Colorado State University Climatologist
  • Lake Powell and the future of west slope water (20 min) 
    • Staff, The Colorado River District 
  • Blue River Integrated Management Plan (5 min) 
    • Kendra Fuller, Blue River Watershed Group Executive Director
  • Upper Blue Reservoir (5 min) 
    • Kalsoum Abassi, Colorado Springs Utilities Water Planning Supervisor
  • Goose Pasture Tarn update (5 min) 
    • Laura Lynch, Town of Breckenridge Water Division Manager
  • Dillon Reservoir Update (5 min)
    • Nathan Elder, Denver Water Manager of Raw Water Supply
  • Green Mountain Operations (5 min) 
    • Victor Lee, US Bureau of Reclamation 
  • Community outreach and upcoming projects, Closing Remarks (10 min)
    • Staff, The Colorado River District 
  • State Attorney Perspective (15min)
    • Phil Weiser, Colorado Attorney General
  • 7:45 PM – Question and Answer with speakers


  • 7:50-8 PM – Mingle and view tables


  • Socialize after party at Angry James Brewery across the street


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