Water conditions on agenda at May 9 State of the River meeting
May 3, 2012
It was just 12 months ago that most of Grand County was under a flood watch. Today, water managers are watching for a developing drought that could exceed historical proportions.
To help understand this epic flip-flop and anticipated low flows, the Colorado River District will host their annual “Grand County State of the River” meeting on Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand County Library, 55 Zero Street, Granby.
Water professionals representing the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Northern Water, Denver Water, the Colorado River District and others will be on hand to present information on anticipated reservoir operations, forecasted river conditions and the potential impacts.
This summer may see some of the lowest river and stream levels since the drought of 2002.
“The River District needs the public’s input, understanding, and cooperation as we work with the water management organizations to get through this season,” said Colorado River District General Manager Eric Kuhn.
Presenters will educate the public on the constraints of their water resources, the demands they must meet and the complex interrelationship of Colorado’s water supplies and demands and overarching water rights system.
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These meetings are open to the general public and will be of special interest to anyone involved in irrigated agriculture, water supply issues, water-based recreation or aquatic habitats.
For more information, contact Martha Moore, Colorado River District, 970-945-8522, ext. 226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.