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.
Why the Lower Gunnison Project?
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.
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