Farm Bill Expires, Path Forward Unclear As Congress brokered their last-minute deal to avoid a government shutdown, the 2018 Farm Bill quietly expired. According to a briefing by Zane Kessler, the River District’s Director of Government Relations, this leaves the fate of many federal agriculture and nutrition programs unclear until new legislation is passed.
River District Board Welcomes CWCB Director Ris On Wednesday, October 18, the Colorado River District welcomed newly appointed Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Director Lauren Ris for a discussion with the Board of Directors. Ris took the helm of CWCB in August during Colorado Water Congress after serving as Deputy Director for six years.
Protecting Our Headwaters for the Future On the first day of the 2023 Fourth Quarterly Board Meeting, River District Directors heard a report from Senior Water Resources Engineer & Project Manager Raquel Flinker and Water Resources Engineer Rebecca Briesmoore on the work of a broad stakeholder group to bring an ‘Outstanding Waters’ designation to
The Crystal Ball is Cloudy A standing item of the General Manager’s Report for River District board memos, the hydrology update sets the stage for board discussion and decisions each quarter. On Tuesday, October 17, Dave “DK” Kanzer, Director of Science and Interstate Matters, and Don Meyer, Senior Water Resources Engineer, provided updated context
The frequently-headlining Colorado River Drought Task Force came first in Andy Mueller’s General Manager’s Report of the 2023 Fourth Quarterly Board Meeting. Appointed by the board as the River District’s primary Drought Task Force representative, Andy Mueller provided an update on Task Force meetings to-date along with General Counsel Peter Fleming, who serves as
Board Of Directors To Talk Drought Task Force, Colorado River Hydrology, Government Affairs and Outreach Efforts. On October 17-18, the Colorado River District Board of Directors will meet in Glenwood Springs for the Fourth Quarterly General and Enterprise meeting of 2023. Staff will present updates on projects and priorities with some action items requested
River District Awards 100th Community Funding Partnership Grant The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments received the landmark Community Funding Partnership grant to support a vital water and economic report update. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 12, 2023 Glenwood Springs, Colorado — The Colorado River District is proud to announce the approval of its 100th Community