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Press Release Colorado River District December 9, 2016 The Colorado River District and its allies prevailed in an important Colorado Supreme Court decision issued on Dec. 5, 2016 involving the change of a transmountain water right from agricultural to municipal use. At issue was a 2014 water court ruling involving the City of Aurora’s one-half interest in the Busk-Ivanhoe Transmountain Diversion Project in the headwaters of the Fryingpan River in Pitkin County. The Supreme Court […]

The Colorado River Water Conservation District has received funding for a project to modernize agricultural water management within several Lower Gunnison River sub-basins. The purpose of the project is to improve water use efficiency by coordinating, expanding and integrating off-farm irrigation conveyance systems and on-farm water application efficiency improvements. On December 1, 2016, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host a Scoping Meeting to introduce the Watershed Plan-Environmental Assessment (Plan-EA) for the Lower Gunnison […]