2023 State of the River Series Wraps June 1 in Eagle River Valley 

This free, public event features important local and interstate Colorado River updates from the Colorado River District, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, and others. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 

Edwards, Colorado On Thursday, June 1, the Colorado River District and partners at Eagle River Water & Sanitation District will host the Eagle River Valley State of the River meeting at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, CO. State of the River events offer West Slope residents the opportunity to learn more about their water, seasonal hydrology outlooks, regional water issues impacting their communities, and how the River District is working to protect Colorado’s most precious resource.  

“We’re grateful for local partners like Eagle River Water & Sanitation District for hosting State of the River events with us across our 15-county district,” said Marielle Cowdin, Director of Public Relations. “Much like our rivers, local and regional water news moves fast these days, and these events allow us to connect with West Slope constituents in person, break down the complex water issues affecting our communities, and remind attendees of the River District’s role as their voice and watchdog for all things West Slope water.” 

All State of the River events are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. The Eagle River Valley program is the ninth and final event in the 2023 State of the River series hosted by the Colorado River District. Nearly 800 people across the West Slope have already attended similar events in Montrose, Moffat, Routt, Mesa, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Grand, and Summit counties. 

Eagle River Valley attendees on June 1 will be welcomed with a light dinner and networking session starting at 5:15, followed by a robust series of presentations at 6:00 p.m. See agenda below: 

Eagle River Valley 2023 Agenda 

  • 5:15 p.m. Light Dinner & Networking
  • 6:00 p.m. Welcome
    Diane Johnson, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District
    Kathy Chandler-Henry, Eagle County Commissioner, Colorado River District Board President
  • 6:05 p.m. 2023Weather & Climate Update
    Peter Goble, Climatologist, Colorado Climate Center 
  • 6:25 p.m. Our Water, Our Future on the West Slope
    Zane Kessler, Director of Government Relations, Colorado River District
  • 6:50 p.m. Reducing Water Use & Addressing Billing Inequities
    Siri Roman, General Manager, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District
  • 7:15 p.m. Eagle River Community Water Plan
    Bill Hoblitzell, Hydrologist, Lotic Hydrologic, Eagle River Watershed Council
  • 7:30 p.m. Local Interest Water Projects
  • 7:45 p.m. Open Audience Q&A 
  • 8:00 p.m. Event End

Participation is free, but space and food are limited, so advanced registration is highly recommended. Please visit www.coloradoriverdistrict.org/state-of-the-river-meetings-2023/ to learn more about this and other upcoming State of the River Meetings. 


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