Salida: The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association presents ‘Overallocated – Water of the Upper Arkansas River’ April 18


From The Salida Citizen:

Are you curious about the allocation and management of the water in the Upper Arkansas River? If so, please join the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) for a discussion of the sources, history, and administration of water in our valley. Bruce Smith, Water Commissioner for Chaffee and Lake Counties, will discuss his role in enforcing water decrees that affect our area. Terry Scanga, General Manager of the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District, will present historical information on water use, law, and compacts and will describe augmentation plans that his agency oversees. Both Bruce and Terry will describe how they interface with Colorado state officials and institutions involved in water use and management.

This discussion will take place on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District office at 339 E. Hwy 50 in Salida. The event is free, but pre-registration is requested. Please contact GARNA at 539-5106 or email by Tuesday, April 17 if you plan to attend.

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