PRESS RELEASE: Clifton Water District and GVWUA Support Shoshone Acquisition

Clifton Water District and Grand Valley Water Users Association Pledge Support for Shoshone Acquisition Further financial commitments highlight the importance of Shoshone for drinking water and agriculture. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 27, 2024  Grand Junction, Colorado — During their Board meetings in February, Clifton Water District and Grand Valley Water Users Association committed $250,000

PRESS RELEASE: Ute Water Commits $2 Million for Shoshone Preservation

Ute Water Approves $2 Million Contribution for Shoshone Preservation Committed funds highlight West Slope dedication to bringing Shoshone Permanency to fruition. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 15, 2024  Grand Junction, Colorado — During an evening board meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, the Ute Water Conservancy District Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of

River District Welcomes New Board Members

River District Welcomes New Board Members New and Re-appointed Directors On Tuesday, January 16, the Colorado River District Board of Directors welcomed two newly-appointed directors to its fifteen-member Board. Each county within the Colorado River District is represented by a director who is appointed by their respective Board of County Commissioners. All serve for

2024-02-02T16:51:20+00:00February 1st, 2024|Newsletter, Water News|

Hydrology Update January 2024

Hydrology and Big River Update From wet to dry – whiplash to continue in 2024? After a wet and joyous 2023 water year, water managers and planners are feeling a little less optimistic about 2024. The good times from the previous period of plenty are now replaced with a feeling of foreboding, like the

2024-02-01T21:52:51+00:00February 1st, 2024|Newsletter, Water News|

Communication, Events, and Outreach 2024

Information & Outreach Update 2023 External Affairs Achievements The River District’s External Affairs team continued successful outreach and engagement across the Western Slope and at state and regional levels throughout the 2023 calendar year. The spring State of the River season connected 1,000 West Slope water users with district staff and local partners at

2024-02-01T22:40:25+00:00February 1st, 2024|Newsletter, Water News|

Community Funding Partnership Issues Annual Report

Community Funding Partnership Update 2023 Program Achievements The Community Funding Partnership program successfully closed out its third year in operation since River District voters passed Ballot Measure 7A in November 2020. In 2023, the program awarded 30 grants totaling $7.8 million. In addition, the program celebrated a historic milestone by committing $20 million to

Federal Affairs January 2024

Federal Affairs Entering the 2024 election year, the Colorado River District continues to engage with our federal elected officials and relevant agencies on a regular basis. Much of the District’s work on federal issues at the end of 2023 centered on continued engagement with Colorado’s Congressional delegation on Farm Bill priorities, discussion of water

2024-02-01T21:52:09+00:00February 1st, 2024|Newsletter, Water News|

State Affairs January 2024

2024 Colorado Legislative Session Update Colorado River District staff works to maintain a regular presence at the Colorado State Capitol throughout the state legislative session. Position decisions on upcoming legislation are informed by the Board of Directors during bi-weekly meetings throughout the session. Stakeholders and members of the public are encouraged to attend those

2024-02-01T21:51:36+00:00February 1st, 2024|Newsletter, Water News|

PRESS RELEASE: Shoshone Preservation Moves Forward with $20 Million Commitment from the State

Shoshone Preservation Moves Forward with $20 Million Commitment from the State  CWCB votes in favor of 2024 Projects Bill appropriations for the Shoshone permanency project. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 29, 2024  Denver, Colorado — On Monday, January 29, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) voted unanimously to appropriate $20 million in the 2024 Projects

2024-01-30T15:35:46+00:00January 30th, 2024|Press Releases, Water News|

PRESS RELEASE: Community Funding Partnership Issues 2023 Annual Report

Community Funding Partnership Issues 2023 Annual Report Colorado River District grant program rounds out 2023 with over $7 million in funding awards. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 23, 2024 Glenwood Springs, Colorado — On Wednesday, January 17, staff from the Colorado River District’s Community Funding Partnership (CFP) program presented the 2023 Annual Report to the

2024-01-22T23:49:05+00:00January 22nd, 2024|Press Releases, Water News|
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