Let’s talk water…

Join the Colorado River District for your local State of the River Meeting.

The Colorado River District’s State of the River meetings are a spring tradition in Western Colorado. Learn about river forecasts, local water projects, and western water issues. All events are free to the public and include a light dinner. Registration is required.

Hosted by the Colorado River District and local partnership organizations across our fifteen-county District, the State of the River event series is a spring tradition in Western Colorado. Originally designed to give residents a peek at upcoming water forecasts, these casual, public-information events include a look at the upcoming hydrology, a summary of major western water issues, and a spotlight on projects and priorities of each local community.

Held in the evenings in local community spaces, State of the River meetings welcome anyone with an interest in these critical issues, regardless of their previous background in water-related conversations.

Registration is required for these free events with dinners provided. While each night’s program will vary slightly, we strive to leave time for public Q&A, and many of our presenters are available before and after for specific questions. If there are local water issues or projects worth celebrating that you would like to see featured at your community’s State of the River meeting, please include that information in the registration form.

Spring 2024 State of the River Meetings

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Eagle River – May 29, Colorado Mountain College, Edwards

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Lower Gunnison River – March 18th, Montrose County Event Center, Montrose -COMPLETE

Thank you to all who attended, and our partner organization the Gunnison Basin Roundtable

Presentation materials will be posted soon.

Uncompahgre River – March 19th, 4H Ridgway Community Center, Ridgway – COMPLETE

Thank you to all who attended, and especially our partner organization, Ouray County Water Users Association

Presentation materials will be posted soon

White River – March 26, Fairfield Center, Meeker – COMPLETE

Partnering with Rio Blanco Conservancy District

Thank you to all who attended. Presentation materials will be available soon.

Colorado River – April 1, Meyer Ballroom, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction – COMPLETE

Partnering with the CMU Water Center

Thank you to all who attended. Presentation materials will be available soon.

Colorado River: Grand Junction Agenda

Lower Yampa River – April 2, Moffat County Fairgrounds – COMPLETE

Partnering with Community Ag. Alliance

Thank you to all who attended. Presentation materials will be available soon.

Lower Yampa Agenda

Upper Yampa River – April 3, Steamboat Springs Community Center – COMPLETE

Partnering with Community Ag. Alliance

Thank you to all who attended. Presentation materials will be available soon.

Upper Yampa Agenda

Past State of the River Meetings

State of the River Meetings 2023
State of the River Meetings 2022
State of the River Meetings 2021
State of the River Meetings 2020