Colorado River Water Conservation District

January 20, 2009--Glenwood Springs City Council member to represent county on water district board (Glenwood Springs Post Indepe

Glenwood Springs City Councilman Dave Merritt was unanimously appointed as Garfield County’s representative to the Colorado River Water Conservation District at Monday’s Board of County Commissioners meeti

January 7, 2009--Colorado River District seeks grant applications for water supply projects (Eagle Valley Enterprise)

The Colorado River District is soliciting grant applications for projects that increase water supplies in the 15-county area within the Colorado River Basin. This includes all tributary watershed areas in Colorado, except the San Juan River basin.

December 7, 2008--Coalition seeks alternative to federal designation for upper Colorado River (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Local control is the goal of a broad coalition that is seeking an alternative to federal wild and scenic river designation for portions of the Colorado River upstream of Glenwood Springs.

November 15, 2008--Wild, scenic designation possible for parts of Colorado River, Deep Creek (Grand Junction Sentinel)

The U.S. Forest Service is moving ahead on a proposal to determine whether parts of the Colorado River and Deep Creek are suitable candidates for inclusion in the national Wild and Scenic River System.

October 14, 2008--Front range water demands could pinch local agriculture (Telluride Watch)

Increasing demand for Western Slope water to supply a burgeoning Front Range population could put the squeeze on Ouray County water users, according to Andy Mueller, Ouray attorney and vice-president of the Colorado River Water Conservation District Board of Directors.

September 20, 2008--Water managers told to tread lightly with Colo. River supplies (Vail Daily)

As the Colorado River struggles to supply growing populations here and elsewhere, water utilities should plan to take only small sips of its shrinking supplies until critical questions about climate change and energy use are answered, a key state water official said today.

September 5, 2008--Glenwood Springs-based water district has new idea to avoid shortages (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)

Colorado water users could avoid drought shortages by pooling resources to buy or lease senior water rights and hold them in a new Western Slope "water bank," according to officials with the Colorado River Water Conservation District.

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