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Federal Affairs October 2023

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.

2023-10-27T19:16:17+00:00October 27th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

CWCB Director Ris Meetings with River District Board

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.

2023-10-27T19:16:41+00:00October 27th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

Outstanding Waters

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

2023-10-27T19:17:02+00:00October 27th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

Hydrology Update October 2023

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

2023-10-27T19:14:55+00:00October 27th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

Drought Task Force October Update

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

2023-10-27T19:14:24+00:00October 27th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

Fourth Quarterly Board Meeting of 2023

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

PRESS RELEASE: River District Awards 100th Community Funding Partnership Grant

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

2023-10-17T15:19:34+00:00October 12th, 2023|Press Releases, Water News|

PRESS ADVISORY – Colorado River District’s Annual Water Seminar

2023 River District Annual Water Seminar Seeks ‘Durable Solutions’ for the Colorado River Interstate representatives, author Heather Hansman, and Senator Michael Bennet to headline September 22 event at Colorado Mesa University FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 31, 2023  Grand Junction, Colorado — The Colorado River District’s landmark Annual Water Seminar returns on Friday, September 22

2023-08-31T20:48:03+00:00August 31st, 2023|Press Releases, Water News|

Hydrology Update July 2023

Hydrological Bounty Before a Dry Summer Just when you think you know what to expect, the opposite occurs. With Water Year 2023 almost complete, the surprises keep coming. Instead of hot, dry and dusty conditions associated with the early days of summer, rain, hail, snow, reservoir spills, and above average river flows continued with

2023-07-31T19:53:45+00:00July 31st, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

State of the River 2023 Recap

State of the River 2023 Recap: "We're Here, We're Listening." The 2023 State of the River season wrapped up on June 1 with a final event in partnership with Eagle River Water & Sanitation District. The Colorado River District's spring State of the River meetings are one of the primary ways for staff at

2023-07-31T19:53:32+00:00July 31st, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|
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