Supply and demand on an imbalanced Colorado River is the theme of the Colorado River District’s Annual Water Seminar set for Sept. 15, 2011


Here’s the release from the Colorado River District (Jim Pokrandt):

The hard-working Colorado River received supercharged inflow this spring and summer, but all eyes remain on an uncertain future where supply and demand will remain a delicate balance. Water planners are figuring out how to meet water supply gaps while sustaining the river in the face of climate change, population growth and potential drought.

This balancing act will be examined during the Colorado River District’s Annual Water Seminar from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction, Colo. The public is invited. Registration is $25, to defray lunch costs. To register, go to, call Meredith Spyker at (970) 945-8522 or e-mail Application is being made for continuing education credits for attorneys and real estate professionals.

One of the panels will feature a West Slope Roundtables’ discussion of Western Colorado’s responsibility to meet the state’s looming water supply gap, which is mostly on the Front Range. Colorado River District General Manager Eric Kuhn will address his risk-management strategy for future water development. Professor Mark Squillace will review the Colorado University School of Law’s “Rethinking the Future of the Colorado River” Project.

Here’s the agenda and registration form.

More Colorado River basin coverage here.

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