August, 2020

19aug6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual Colorado State of the River

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Event Details

Register here: https://bit.ly/ColoSOR 

From Grand County to the Grand Valley, we all rely on the Colorado River and its tributaries.

Learn more about current issues on the Colorado Mainstem, including challenges facing West Slope water users, drought, and the economic value the river provides us at the virtual Colorado State of the River meeting hosted by the Colorado River District. From threats posed by prolonged drought to the increasing pressure on West Slope water as demand from the Front Range increases, this lunchtime webinar will help you understand challenges impacting your West Slope water.

Agenda

• Colorado District 5 Senator Kerry Donovan will give a brief welcome
• Andy Mueller, General Manager of the Colorado River District, will address the “Protection of West Slope water as we face an uncertain future.”
• Jim Pokrandt, Director of Community Affairs at the Colorado River District, will present an update on drought, river flow, and water supply.
• Molly Mugglestone, Director of Communications and Colorado Policy for Business for Water Stewardship, will present on a study that found Colorado’s rivers are major economic drivers producing nearly $19 billion in output annually from people recreating on or near rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs and waterways.
•A conversation about increasing demands for West Slope water and opportunities for collaboration on the mainstem of the Colorado with Senator Kerry Donovan, Paul Bruchez, Grand County rancher and governor’s appointee to Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC) and, Matt Rice, Director of American Rivers Colorado Basin Program.

Time

(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm MST

Location

Virtual Zoom Meeting

Organizer

Colorado River District970-945-8522 201 Centennial Drive, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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