Colorado Foundation for Water Education: Colorado Basin Tour June 13-15

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From email from the Colorado Foundation for Water Education (Kristin Maharg):

Register online by Wednesday, May 4 and receive a $100 discount! Or call the CFWE office at 303.377.4433.

Join us on June 13-15 for a unique networking experience with 100 local experts, educators, elected officials and water professionals. We will visit the Colorado River headwaters and hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, tour energy facilities, a working vineyard in Palisade and water supplies on Grand Mesa.

Scholarships are available for select educators and community members. Contact kmaharg@cfwe.org for more information.

Everyone at the Colorado Foundation for Water Education is excited to have a great time learning about water in the Colorado Basin!

More Colorado Foundation for Water Education coverage here.

San Luis Advisory Committee Meeting May 13

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From email from the Colorado Division of Water Resources (Mike Sullivan):

Attached are the Latest Working Draft of the Rules and a draft Statement of Basis and Purpose for consideration at the meeting May 13th. As our earlier email noted the meeting will be held at Adams State College, Room 309 of the Student Union Center.

There will be a public meeting about the Irrigation Season Policy from 9AM – 10AM. The SLV Advisory Committee will meet from 10AM – 3PM. Lunch will be provided

Seeing as its late Friday these documents will also be posted on our website by Monday afternoon:

http://water.state.co.us/SurfaceWater/RulemakingAndAdvising/SLVAC/Pages/default.aspx

More Rio Grande River basin coverage here.

Colorado-Big Thompson Project update: 450cfs in the Colorado River below Granby Reservoir

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From email from Reclamation (Kara Lamb):

You probably noticed changes in releases from Granby Dam to the Colorado River today, April 29. Northern Water adjusted the releases from the dam so that about 450 cfs is now flowing into the Colorado River.

We are continuing to balance inflow with storage as we adjust our forecasting in anticipation of this year’s spring run-off season. With that in mind, Willow Creek Reservoir has been drained to make room for coming snow melt run-off.

We will be in Granby on Wednesday, May 4 for the River District’s annual State of the River meeting to share our spring run off forecast information.

Meanwhile, both we and Northern Water continue to keep information available and accessible on-line. Follow Northern’s blog at http://www.ncwcd.blogspot.com/. Reclamation has snow pack and reservoir storage information as well as a general update at http://www.usbr.gov/gp/ecao/.

More Colorado-Big Thompson coverage here.

Online release of the National Water Quality Monitoring Council’s 3rd edition of National Water Monitoring News

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Here’s the link to the current issue. Thanks to Steve Glazer for the heads up.

More water pollution coverage here.

Summit County: The Colorado River Cooperative Agreement will be on the agenda at Tuesday’s ‘Summit State of the River’ meeting

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From the Summit Daily News:

Details of the historic proposed Colorado River Cooperative Agreement between Summit County, 26 other West Slope entities and Denver Water will be discussed with the public at Tuesday’s Summit State of the River meeting set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center.

Panelists include Summit Board of County Commissioners, county manager Gary Martinez, Denver Water Chief Executive Officer Jim Lochhead and Colorado River District general manager Eric Kuhn.

The meeting is sponsored by the Colorado River District and the Blue River Watershed Group.

The proposed agreement is five years in the making and seeks to settle many long-standing water disputes between the West Slope and the Front Range, including issues surrounding reservoirs, transmountain diversions, river flows, and financial support for environmental and wastewater treatment projects.

The Summit State of the River meeting will also provide information of snowpack and runoff predictions as well as reports on how Denver Water will operate Dillon Reservoir this year. The Bureau of Reclamation will report on its Green Mountain Reservoir operations.

Another meeting is slated for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Parks Electric in Granby. Grand County officials join Denver Water and the Colorado River District in the panel discussion.

More Colorado River basin coverage here.