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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.
General Gunnison River Basin water level reports can be found through this late July article by the Montrose Daily Press. As always, the most up-to-date data and river levels can be found on our Gunnison River Basin website.
Read some of our curated water news archives:
Voluntary water efforts don’t always prompt users to save water as desired, but Paonia brought about water conservation with measured success.
The Delta County Independent has published a flurry of water-related news. For example click above to read about the following: the boat ramp at Crawford Reservoir is closed due to low water levels, revisiting the Cedaredge drought response, Paonia moves to remove the last of its water delivery lines that contain lead, and how an artesian well north of Cedaredge might not be sufficient to be reliable.
Who is out there protecting your water? Check out this map from River Network to get a sampling of all the organizations out there tackling water projects and initiatives.
The Gunnison River Basin is NOW live on twitter! Follow us by clicking on the twitter logo at the bottom of this page to go to our feed, search for Gunnison River Basin or @GunnisonRiver to find us, or simply click here to begin following our info feed related to everything water in the Gunnison River Basin! Get into the conversation.
The Lower Gunnison Project (LGP) continues to move through the planning phase with the completion of the Environmental Assessment. This detailed assessment can be reviewed here. With this milestone accomplished, there is some significant construction planned for this fall. Information is forthcoming on the LGP page.
Funding Opportunities in the Gunnison River Basin
A large diversity of funding opportunities can be found here to help improve and conserve water and land resources. For example, the USDA also has a number of grants and loans programs that can prove useful.
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