River District Awards Half Million in Accelerator Grants

River District Awards Half Million in Accelerator Grants Over $490,000 awarded to help local projects complete competitive applications for funds available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 3, 2022  Grand Junction, Colorado — Along with the nearly half a million dollars awarded in Accelerator Grants, the Colorado River District’s Community Funding

River District’s 2022 Annual Water Seminar to Discuss ‘Overdrawn’ Colorado River

 River District’s 2022 Annual Water Seminar to Discuss ‘Overdrawn’ Colorado River Big river talks with state, tribal, and local representatives to headline the September 16 event at Colorado Mesa University. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 18, 2022  Grand Junction, Colorado — As the Colorado River crisis floods headlines nationwide, all eyes are on the basin

2022-08-17T22:52:03+00:00August 18th, 2022|Press Releases, Water News|

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|

Bennet Staff to Hold Farm Bill Listening Sessions

Bennet Staff to Hold Farm Bill Listening Sessions Senator Michael Bennet invites you to speak with his staff during upcoming Farm Bill listening sessions. This is an opportunity for Coloradans to share with staff members from Bennet’s office how Washington can be a better partner to producers across the state. Anyone with input on

2022-08-12T15:25:34+00:00August 12th, 2022|Water News|

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|

Imbalances in the Colorado River Basin

Imbalances in the Colorado River Basin continue to grow Looming shortages in the Colorado River Basin were the central focus of the Board’s afternoon agenda on Tuesday,  July 19th.   During the four-hour-long agenda item, River District Directors heard from Andy Mueller, General Manager of the Colorado River District; Kevin Rein; State Water Engineer; Chuck

2022-07-28T18:02:35+00:00July 28th, 2022|Newsletter, Water News|

Low Streamflow Impacts West Slope Water Storage, Fish, and Economy

Monsoons aid in soil moisture; not enough to impact basin-wide drought conditions Don Meyer, Sr. Water Resource Specialist, and Dave “DK” Kanzer, Director of Science and Interstate Matters, gave a thorough hydrological report to the Board on July 20th. Their report focused on the current, productive monsoon cycle, storage in local reservoirs, and the

2022-07-28T16:37:40+00:00July 28th, 2022|Newsletter, Water News|

State of the River Success

In-person State of the River Meetings welcomed nearly 1,000 local residents Spring of 2022 brought the Colorado River District back to our communities with the return of an in-person State of the River event series. This was the District’s most States of the Rivers events to date, with 11 meetings held across the District’s

Community Funding Partnership Continues to Build Solutions

Two New Community Funding Partnership Projects Approved Unique "Accelerator Grant" designed to help West Slope water users leverage federal funding made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. On Wednesday, the Board of Directors heard from Amy Moyer, Director of Strategic Partnerships. Her report on the accomplishments of the Community Funding Partnership continues to be

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