Summit County (Blue River) State of the River Meeting

May 23, 2023 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Silverthorne Pavilion

In partnership with the Blue River Watershed Group & Summit County

Thank you so much to all our speakers and attendees for a fantastic evening. Please see below for the presentation materials from the Silverthorne State of the River Meeting.


Summit County 2023 Agenda:

  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner & Networking
  • 5:55 p.m. Welcome
    • Marielle Cowdin, Director of Public Relations, Colorado River District
    • Kendra Fuller, Executive Director, Blue River Watershed Group
    • Josh Blanchard, Summit County Commissioner, Board of County Commissioners
  • 6:00 p.m. Outlook: Water Year 2023
    • Brendon Langenhuizen, Director of Technical Advocacy, Colorado River District
    • Troy Wineland, WD 36 Water Commissioner, Division of Water Resources.
  • 6:10 p.m. Our Water, Our Future on the West Slope
    • Lindsay DeFrates, PR & Media Specialist, Colorado River District
  • 6:40 p.m. Bureau of Reclamation’s Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
    • Rebecca Mitchell, Colorado Water Conservation Board Director and Colorado’s Commissioner to the Upper Colorado River Commission
  • 6:55 p.m. 2023 Colorado Legislative Roundup Discussion
    • Rep. Julie McCluskie, Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives
    • Senator Dylan Roberts, Colorado State Senate, District 8 
    • Zane Kessler, Director of Government Relations, Colorado River District
  • 7:20 p.m. Transmountain Diversions & Federal Operations: Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoir Connections
    • Victor Lee, Civil Engineer, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
    • Nathan Elder, Manager of Water Resources, Denver Water
  • 7:35 p.m. Blue River’s IWMP & Habitat Restoration Concept Plan
    • Kendra Fuller, Executive Director, Blue River Watershed Group
  • 7:45 p.m. Open Audience Q&A
  • 8:00 p.m. Event End

Silverthorne Pavilion