2019 @COWaterCongress Annual Summer Conference #cwcsc2019

Click here to view the Twitter fest around hash tag #cwcsc2019. I had a great time reading everyone’s Tweets. It is interesting to see what each person takes away from a session and what they feel is important to point out. Here’s the link to Attorney General Phil Weiser’s remarks to the conference. The legislature’s … Continue reading 2019 @COWaterCongress Annual Summer Conference #cwcsc2019

Governor Polis Announces Water Appointments

From email from the Colorado Department of Natural Resources: Governor Polis has announced three new board appointments to the Colorado Water Conservation Board. · Gail Schwartz of Basalt, Colorado, representing the Colorado River basin · Jackie Brown of Oak Creek, Colorado, representing the Yampa-White River basin · Jessica Brody of Denver, Colorado, representing the City … Continue reading Governor Polis Announces Water Appointments

Northwest #Colorado water users wary of potential water cutbacks by state — @AspenJournalism #DCP #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification

From Aspen Journalism (Lauren Blair): After 19 years of extended drought in the Colorado River basin, water users in Northwest Colorado are concerned that the region could become a “sacrificial lamb” as the state seeks to reduce water use to meet downstream demands. As Colorado water officials begin work on a new “demand management” system … Continue reading Northwest #Colorado water users wary of potential water cutbacks by state — @AspenJournalism #DCP #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification

Little Snake River Dam backers forge ahead with $11 million, seek more from feds — WyoFile.com

From WyoFile.com (Angus M. Thuermer Jr.): The plan to impound 10,000 acre feet of water on the West Fork of Battle Creek barely survived a legislative roadblock earlier this year when the Wyoming House stripped $40 million from a water bill that had been earmarked for the project. A compromise with the Senate saw $4.7 … Continue reading Little Snake River Dam backers forge ahead with $11 million, seek more from feds — WyoFile.com

Steamboat State of the River Forum, Tuesday, March 20

From Steamboat Today: A Steamboat State of the River Forum will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. A free chili supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6 p.m. Retired state climatologist Nolan Doesken will discuss how this winter … Continue reading Steamboat State of the River Forum, Tuesday, March 20

Introduction to the Yampa/White roundtable

From Steamboat Today (Mary Brown): As the new chair of the Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basin Round Table, I’m writing today to give an update on some of the water issues being addressed both in Northwest Colorado and throughout the state… Members are elected and/or appointed to their positions per the requirements of the statute, and the … Continue reading Introduction to the Yampa/White roundtable

Colorado Water Plan update #COWaterPlan #ColoradoRiver

From the Craig Daily Press (Tom Ross): “Overall, 10 million acre-feet of water rises in the mountains of Colorado, annually,” speaker Jay Gallagher told his audience. “The state’s population will grow to 8.5 or perhaps 9 million people over the next 50 years, but we’re facing a flat-lining water supply. And 40 million people are … Continue reading Colorado Water Plan update #COWaterPlan #ColoradoRiver

Gail Schwartz joins a majority of women on Colorado’s state water board — @AspenJournalism

From Aspen Journalism (Brent Gardner-Smith): Former state Sen. Gail Schwartz is expected Wednesday to join the board of directors of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, a state agency established in 1937 to protect and develop the state’s water supply. In doing so, Schwartz will become part of the first female majority on the CWCB board, … Continue reading Gail Schwartz joins a majority of women on Colorado’s state water board — @AspenJournalism

Colorado’s water managers decry lack of water, surplus of fire (@CWCB_DNR board meeting recap) — @AspenJournalism

From Aspen Journalism (Trend Gardner-Smith) via The Glenwood Springs Post Independent: More than 30 water managers and state officials gathered in Glenwood Springs last week for meetings of the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Colorado River District, and most of them struggled to find good news to share with their colleagues. Instead there were … Continue reading Colorado’s water managers decry lack of water, surplus of fire (@CWCB_DNR board meeting recap) — @AspenJournalism

First #Ogallala Aquifer Summit recap

From The High Plains Journal (Jennifer M. Latzke): The inaugural Ogallala Aquifer Summit was April 9 and 10. Its goal was to bring together agricultural, municipal, research and industry stakeholders in one room to look at the realities of the aquifer today and create solutions to work toward conserving this vast resource for the future. … Continue reading First #Ogallala Aquifer Summit recap

Recap of the first Ogallala Water Summit

From The Hutchinson News (Chance Hoener): When early explorers Zebulon Pike and Francisco de Coronado came upon the High Plains, they described it as a desert — an impossible region to farm. Irrigation changed that. It allowed residents to pull water from the Ogallala Aquifer, and grow crops nearly anywhere. The first irrigation wells in … Continue reading Recap of the first Ogallala Water Summit

Water forum targets pumping in Colorado — Salina Journal

From the Salina Journal (Tim Unruth): Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and a few water-conscious underlings plan to discuss with locals Tuesday in St. Francis how water is being used in a three-state region. Water from the Ogallala Aquifer, the huge underground driver of farm economies in portions of several states, is being mined to satisfy … Continue reading Water forum targets pumping in Colorado — Salina Journal