Welcome to the Gunnison River Basin newsletter!
This communication is an effort by Gunnison Basin Roundtable and others, via GunnisonRiverBasin.org, to disseminate important water resource-related information related to the entire Gunnison River watershed. The website is a growing repository of water-centric information specific to the many goings-on in the Gunnison Basin and of all the industries that are supported by its waters.
The purpose of this newsletter initiative is to highlight important issues and to deliver hand-picked timely events, news items, and funding opportunities right to your inbox; all related to the water resources of our basin.
News in the Gunnison River Basin
Gunnison, Ouray, Montrose, and Delta counties
are all under fire restrictions. Up to date information for each county and details on the restrictions for each ‘stage’ of fire restrictions can be found here
Delta, Montrose, and Mesa County have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to drought
. Qualified farm operators are eligible for Farm Service Agency’s emergency loans in those counties. Farmers and ranchers in Gunnison and Ouray counties also qualify for assistance.
Upcoming Events in the Gunnison River Basin
July 16th: The Gunnison Basin Roundtable is holding its bimonthly public meeting on July 16th in Montrose from 4-7pm. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn about water news and initiatives in the Gunnison River Basin. To see the meeting agenda and to view the meeting minutes from May, please visit the event webpage.
Funding Opportunities in the Gunnison River Basin
A large diversity of funding opportunities in the water and land industries can be found here. The USDA also has a number of grants and loans programs that can prove useful.
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