Upper Gunnison River Restoration and Irrigation Improvement Project

Community Funding Partnership Voices Upper Gunnison River Restoration and Irrigation Improvement Project on the Outcalt/Tomichi Ditch  “My family’s been ranching here for five generations on my mom’s side and four generations on my dad’s side,” says Burt Guerrieri of Mill Creek Ranch. “In fact, my dad started diverting water out of this ditch when

2022-11-10T17:48:54+00:00November 10th, 2022|Community Funding Partnership, Newsletter, Water News|

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.

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|
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