Adapting Colorado’s Water Systems: Eric Kuhn and Jennifer Gimbel

Meeting Colorado's Future Water Needs During day two of the Second Quarterly Board Meeting of 2023, former River District General Manager Eric Kuhn joined the meeting with Jennifer Gimbel, Senior Water Policy Scholar at the Colorado Water Center, to discuss their recent report entitled, Adapting Colorado’s Water Systems for a 21st Century Economy and

2023-05-02T18:29:10+00:00May 2nd, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

From Drought to Flood

From Drought to Flood A Robust Snowpack “After a brutal series of dry years, water managers are finally breathing a big sigh of relief after the wettest winter season in most of the Colorado River basin since possibly 2011,” said Director of Science and Interstate Matters Dave “DK” Kanzer in his recent Board memo.

2023-05-02T20:18:53+00:00May 2nd, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

April Board Meeting to Discuss Historic Snowpack and CO River Issues

Board Of Directors To Discuss Streamflow Forecasts And Water ProjectsOn April 18 and 19, 2023, the Colorado River District Board of Directors will meet for its second quarterly meeting of 2023. Click HERE to view the full second quarterly agenda once it is publicly available.This meeting will take the usual shape of quarterly board meetings

Now Hiring Records & Contracts Administrator

Records & Contracts Administrator applications are no longer being accepted for this position. POSITION SUMMARY: Based out of our office in beautiful Glenwood Springs, CO. Under general supervision of the Director of Financial and Administrative Services and in consultation with the General Manager and General Counsel, the Records & Contracts Administrator works with staff to

2023-05-02T16:04:49+00:00April 7th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

Now Hiring Water Resources Data Specialist

Water Resources Data Specialist applications are no longer being accepted for this position. POSITION SUMMARY: Based out of our offices in beautiful Glenwood Springs. Supporting the technical team and operations of the River District’s projects, the Water Resources Data Specialist performs technical, project management, and engineering work. Provides data compilation, reduction, analysis and interpretation of

2023-05-02T16:03:21+00:00April 7th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

Federal Affairs Briefing 2023

The River District Goes to Washington National water conversations heat up On the second day of the First Quarterly General & Enterprise meeting of 2023, Colorado River District Director of Government Relations Zane Kessler gave an update on staff efforts at the federal level. In the days after the board meeting, Kessler stated, he

2023-01-30T21:48:21+00:00January 30th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

State Affairs Briefing: First Quarter 2023

State Affairs Briefing: New Legislators and a Shift in Leadership The Colorado General Assembly opened the 1st Regular Session of the 74th General Assembly on Monday, January 9, 2023. From a partisan perspective, the 2023 legislative session will be the most left-leaning session in Colorado history. Democrats expanded their existing majorities in both chambers

2023-01-30T21:49:41+00:00January 30th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

System Conservation Project

River District Steps in on System Conservation Program In December 2022, the Upper Colorado River Commission (UCRC) officially opened a request for proposals (RFP) for a $125 million, Bureau of Reclamation-funded System Conservation Pilot Program (SCPP) to commence in early 2023. The program aims to pay water users to leave their water in the

2023-02-02T23:03:08+00:00January 30th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

Water Administration in the White River Basin

White River Sees Second Call in History Day two of the First Quarterly General & Enterprise meeting of 2023 began with a guest presentation from Erin Light, Division 6 Engineer, who joined the Board virtually to discuss water administration and updates from the Yampa/White/Green River Basin. Light focused mostly on the White River Basin,

2023-02-02T23:01:15+00:00January 30th, 2023|Newsletter, Water News|

A New Year for the Community Funding Partnership

Community Funding Partnership Enters Third Year During the First Quarterly General & Enterprise meeting of 2023, the Colorado River District Board of Directors kicked off the new year by approving $466,727 in Community Funding Partnership project grants to four projects across the West Slope. These awards (detailed below) add to the $3.2 million awarded

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