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Colorado River Stakes, Negotiations Heat Up

The River, Still in Crisis Colorado River District staff and board continue to stay on top of interstate and federal communications since Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton’s call for 2-to-4-million-acre feet (maf) of annual conservation in the Colorado River Basin earlier this year. A system so out of balance requires great and meaningful

2022-11-03T05:53:56+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Newsletter, Water News|

Adult Zebra Mussels Found in Western Colorado

Adult Zebra Mussel Found in Western Colorado Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has confirmed the presence of an extremely invasive zebra mussel in Highline Lake at Highline Lake State Park in Loma, CO. This is the first time an adult zebra mussel has ever been found in Colorado waters.    CPW found a single adult zebra

2022-10-31T22:00:27+00:00October 31st, 2022|Newsletter, Water News|

State Affairs Briefing: Fourth Quarter 2022

Interim Water and Agriculture Committee Adjourns for the Year  Colorado’s Interim Water Resources and Agriculture Review Committee held its final hearing of the Interim Session on September 22, 2022. By statute, the Committee meets each Interim Session to study the conservation, use, development, and financing of the water resources of Colorado, and to review and

2022-10-31T21:51:34+00:00October 31st, 2022|Newsletter, Water News|

A Warm & Variable Water Year 2022

Warm and Variable Water Year, Reservoirs Continue Decline Dave Kanzer, Director of Science and Interstate Matters at the Colorado River District, provided the Board of Directors with a hydrologic summary of Water Year 2022 on Tuesday, October 18. Many of the Board’s decisions rely on a comprehensive understanding of reservoir and river levels, snowpack,

2022-10-31T21:42:58+00:00October 31st, 2022|Newsletter, Water News|

Board Approves Four More Water Projects

Soil Moisture sensing device. Newly Funded Water Projects to Aid in More Accurate Water Forecasting During the Fourth Quarterly General and Enterprise Meeting of 2022, the Board of Directors approved $195,293 for four new Community Funding Partnership projects. In less than two years of operation, the Community Funding Partnership has supported over

Now Hiring Water Resources Engineer

POSITION SUMMARY: Consistent with Colorado River District mission and strategic priorities, the Water Resources Engineer/Project Manager provides technical engineering, scientific expertise, advocacy, and project management support for multiple projects at various phases of facilitation, planning, design, permitting, development, implementation, construction, and/or operation. Coordinates organization’s efforts with other governmental agencies, and/or local entities and participates

2022-10-28T21:41:47+00:00October 27th, 2022|Newsletter, Water News|

Board of Directors Meets for Fourth Quarterly Meeting of 2022

Board of Directors to Reflect on Water Year 2022 Next Tuesday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 19, the Colorado River District Board of Directors will hold their fourth quarterly Board Meeting of 2022 at the River District office in Glenwood Springs. Members of the public may sign up to view the live stream HERE.

Water With Your Lunch: Towns and Turf

Thank you for joining us! Please feel free to reach out to our presenters with further questions, or contact us at edinfo@crwcd.org . Lindsay Rogers – Water Policy Analyst, Western Resource Advocates – lindsay.rogers@westernresources.org Kat Weismiller – Deputy Section Chief for Conservation, Climate & Water Supply Planning, Colorado Water Conservation Board – kathryn.weismiller@state.co.us Peter

2022-10-27T18:50:11+00:00October 6th, 2022|Water News|

Now Hiring Accountant

POSITION SUMMARY: Following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Procedures, the Accountant is responsible for assisting the Director of Financial and Administrative Services in maintaining the organization’s accounting and financial records. Processes payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, plus, helps prepare and maintain general ledgers, financial statements, budgets, and all accounting records. Performs monthly bank reconciliations

2022-09-29T15:06:29+00:00September 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Colorado River District Responds to Bureau 24-Month Study

River District Responds to Bureau 24-Month Study  The fate of the Colorado River Basin relies on stronger federal leadership in the Lower Basin.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 16, 2022  Glenwood Springs, Colorado — Today, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released its Colorado River Basin August 2022 24-Month Study, outlining operations for Lakes Powell and

2022-08-16T22:04:48+00:00August 16th, 2022|Press Releases, Water News|
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