Lower Gunnison Project
Grant from the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) 
Working to Improve Agricultural Water Use

Announcement: The Colorado River District is pleased to announce a $1.7M funding opportunity to support qualified applicants for construction of irrigation efficiency improvement projects in the Lower Gunnison Project area. Qualified project funding requests that address identified natural resource concerns within the Bostwick Park, Paonia, Smith Fork, and Uncompahgre Project areas will be accepted through June 15, 2018, for funding consideration to complete final designs and for construction implementation.  

Full press release
Request form

 Why the Lower Gunnison Project?

Map of Lower Gunnison Project Areas

By modernizing irrigation water conveyance and delivery systems, agricultural water users will minimize losses, stretch water supplies and increase efficiencies. When combined with enhanced reservoir operations, the Lower Gunnison Project will increase agricultural production, enhance streamflows and increase water quality by reducing salinity and selenium concentrations, thus improving river habitat and soil health.





Project Fact Sheet
Regional Conservation Partnership Program Award Press Release
Seminar Presentation, Dave Kanzer, Deputy Chief Engineer, Colorado River District


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