CFWE Webinar: Agriculture and Water Scarcity—Managing Groundwater Declines

From the Colorado Foundation for Water Education:

Register now to join us December 10 from 9-10 AM for a webinar on managing groundwater for agriculture.

Water is an essential ingredient for productive agriculture, but not always easy to come by in semi-arid Colorado. Some of the state’s most significant agricultural producing regions rely on groundwater levels that are in decline. As water tables drop, the threat of limited water availability puts the state’s agricultural producers and rural communities at risk. Join us to explore solutions to sustain groundwater aquifers that can support agriculture for the long term. Click here to register.

Topics will include state administration, as well as locally guided efforts to address the legal threats of well shut-downs and physical limits of shrinking aquifers. We’ll take a statewide look at the issue, then focus on management approaches, local perspectives, and on-farm adaptations farmers are making to remain viable in the Rio Grande Basin and Republican River Basin.

We’ll hear from and have the opportunity to ask questions of speakers:

Kevin Rein, Deputy State Engineer, Colorado Division of Water Resources
Sheldon Rockey, Rockey Farm and Board Member with the Rio Grande Water Conservation District
Deb Daniel, General Manager, Republican River Conservation District

This webinar is brought to you through a partnership between the Colorado Foundation for Water Education and CoBank.

Groundwater movement via the USGS
Groundwater movement via the USGS

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