Thursday: Republican River Water Conservation District board meeting in Wray

Wray Colorado
Wray Colorado

From The Yuma Pioneer (Tony Rayl):

Approving the 2016 budget, and electing officers for the Executive Committee are among the agenda items for the Republican River Water Conservation District Board of Directors’ regular quarterly meeting, Thursday, October 8, in Wray.

The meeting will be held at Cobblestone Inn & Suites on Highway 385 north of Wray beginning at 10 a.m. Public comment will be heard at 1 p.m.

A hearing will be held on the proposed 2016 budget, followed by consideration and approval of the budget.

It also is time for new terms for some of the 15-member board, as well as elect officers for the Executive Committee. New terms will begin for directors representing Washington, Sedgwick and Lincoln counties, as well as the W-Y, Central Yuma, and Plains ground water management districts.

The compact compliance pipeline will remain in the forefront. The board is scheduled to approve the application to the Central Yuma Ground Water Management District for the export of water from wells within the Central Yuma district for the pipeline. The board also is set to receive a a report from the State Engineer’s and Attorney General’s offices on negotiations with Kansas regarding the pipeline and the Bonny arbitrations. Some of that report might be in executive session if negotiation and litigation strategy is going to be discussed.

A special meeting is held each fall in Greeley. The board will be asked to approve a resolution to hold the special meeting.

Discussion of the 2016 Ogallala Aquifer Initiative will be held, as well as other matters. The board will hear reports from General Manager Deb Daniel, as well as from the district’s engineer and legal counsel.

Cobblestone Inn & Suites is located at 35952 Highway 385.

For further information about the meeting, please contact Daniel at 332-3552 or email her at The RRWCD’s website is

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