State Affairs Briefing: Legislation Review

A Review of 2022's Water-related Legislation in Colorado River District looks back at State Legislative highlights, prepares for Interim Committee hearings this summer  Colorado River District staff maintains a regular presence at the state capitol each legislative session to ensure that Western Colorado’s water users and environmental needs are represented under the “golden dome."

2022-08-03T18:39:57+00:00July 28th, 2022|Newsletter, Water News|

Federal Affairs Briefing: National Attention on CO River

Federal Affairs Briefing: National Focus on the Colorado River Basin Senate Agriculture Committee Turns its Attention to the Colorado River, Western Drought Conditions   On June 7th, River District General Manager, Andy Mueller, testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee in a hearing titled “The Western Water Crisis: Confronting Persistent Drought and Building Resilience on Our

2022-07-28T17:17:44+00:00July 28th, 2022|Newsletter, Water News|

Imbalances in the Colorado River Basin

Imbalances in the Colorado River Basin continue to grow Looming shortages in the Colorado River Basin were the central focus of the Board’s afternoon agenda on Tuesday,  July 19th.   During the four-hour-long agenda item, River District Directors heard from Andy Mueller, General Manager of the Colorado River District; Kevin Rein; State Water Engineer; Chuck

2022-07-28T18:02:35+00:00July 28th, 2022|Newsletter, Water News|

Low Streamflow Impacts West Slope Water Storage, Fish, and Economy

Monsoons aid in soil moisture; not enough to impact basin-wide drought conditions Don Meyer, Sr. Water Resource Specialist, and Dave “DK” Kanzer, Director of Science and Interstate Matters, gave a thorough hydrological report to the Board on July 20th. Their report focused on the current, productive monsoon cycle, storage in local reservoirs, and the

2022-07-28T16:37:40+00:00July 28th, 2022|Newsletter, Water News|

State of the River Success

In-person State of the River Meetings welcomed nearly 1,000 local residents Spring of 2022 brought the Colorado River District back to our communities with the return of an in-person State of the River event series. This was the District’s most States of the Rivers events to date, with 11 meetings held across the District’s

Community Funding Partnership Continues to Build Solutions

Two New Community Funding Partnership Projects Approved Unique "Accelerator Grant" designed to help West Slope water users leverage federal funding made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. On Wednesday, the Board of Directors heard from Amy Moyer, Director of Strategic Partnerships. Her report on the accomplishments of the Community Funding Partnership continues to be

Colorado River District Acts to Address Spiking Colorado River Temperatures

Colorado River District Acts to Address Spiking Colorado River Temperatures   District calls on Front Range diverters to assist in prevention of further fish kills, economic impairment. Glenwood Springs, Colorado — Low flows and high water temperatures are creating critical conditions on the Upper Colorado for the second consecutive year, triggering fishing closures amidst reports

2022-07-15T17:22:28+00:00July 15th, 2022|Press Releases, Water News|

Board Of Directors To Hear Reports on Drought, Powell, and Water Projects

Water Supply Challenges Continue in Colorado River Basin “Although water year 2022 is much better than last year, that is not saying much.” -Andy Mueller, General Manager On July 19 and 20, 2022, the Colorado River District Board of Directors will meet in Glenwood Springs for the Third Quarterly General and Enterprise meeting of

River District Awards First Accelerator Grant

River District Awards First Accelerator Grant The Big Blue Ditch Company received $45,000 to support their federal grant application feasibility study. Glenwood Springs, Colorado — On June 28, 2022, the Colorado River District’s Community Funding Partnership awarded its first Accelerator Grant to the Big Blue Ditch Diversion Rehabilitation and Piping Project Feasibility Study. Located in

Accelerator Grant Program

Community Funding Partnership – New Funding Opportunity! Accelerator Grants for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments CFP Accelerator Grants are designed to help West Slope water users build a competitive application for federal funding opportunities. The Colorado River District Community Funding Partnership is opening a special funding round to support grant-writing, feasibility, design, preliminary environmental review,

2022-07-12T20:02:14+00:00July 11th, 2022|Press Releases, Water News|
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