CWCB: August Water Availability Task Force Meeting presentations and handouts now online, next meeting September 22


From email from the CWCB (Ben Wade):

…the August 2011 Drought Update which is a summary of the information presented at the Water Availability Task Force Meeting on August 17, 2011. All of the presentations from the meeting can be found on the CWCB website. If you have any questions regarding the drought update, please email Veva Deheza.

The next scheduled meeting for the Water Availability Task Force is September 22, 2011 at the Colorado Division of Parks & Wildlife Headquarters, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO from 9:30-noon.

More CWCB coverage here.

Runoff news: The Yampa River is running at 237 cfs through Steamboat Springs


From Steamboat Today:

The warm summer weather continues to hammer away at the last remaining snowpack at upper elevations around Routt County. The Yampa River’s streamflow has dipped to 237 cubic feet per second at the Fifth Street Bridge this morning. The historic average for today is 134 cfs. The Aug. 22 record is 415 cfs, set in 1957.

Denver: Mayor Hancock reappoints Tom Gougeon and Penfield Tate to the Denver Water Board


From The Denver Post (Jeremy Meyer):

“These two men have been committed to the sustainability of our City, while keeping the best interest of our residents and statewide partners at the forefront of their work,” Hancock said. “I believe they have earned the trust of the people and will continue to provide stable leadership during a critical time in Denver Water’s history.”[…]

Gougeon has been a commissioner since August 2004 and was reappointed in 2005. He is president of the Gates Family Foundation and a principal in Continuum Partners LLC, a Colorado-based development company known for mixed use and transit oriented “green” building projects. He also served as chief executive officer of the Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation, assistant to the mayor of Denver, executive director of a charitable foundation and was a research associate at the Denver Research Institute in community planning and natural resource economics.

Tate, once a candidate for mayor in 2003, has been a water commissioner since October 2005. He also is a former state legislator and a shareholder in the Public Finance Group at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig. He has served on the boards for the Colorado Bar Association, State of Colorado Banking Board, Cerebral Palsy of Colorado, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Five Points Community Center and Metropolitan State College of Denver Foundation.

More Denver Water coverage here.