The Colorado Water Congress names John McClow the 2019 Wayne N. Aspinall “Water Leader of the Year”. The Aspinall Award is given annually in recognition of a career of service and contribution to Colorado’s water community. It is awarded to a person who has dedicated a significant part of his or her career to the advancement of the state and its programs to protect, develop and preserve the state’s water resources. The previous Aspinall Award […]
The City of Montrose was awarded a Colorado Watershed Restoration Grant of $400,000 by the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) to begin improvements on the Uncompahgre River. The grant will begin the first phase of river restoration improvements for 0.65 miles of the Uncompahgre within city limits. Over the past 50 years, the river channel has migrated up to 400 feet which destroys fish habitat. The Montrose Daily Press reports that the Uncompahgre has experienced flow modifications […]
Colorado Mesa University’s Ruth Powell Hutchins Water Center is offering the 2019 Water Course, February 11, 18, & 25. CMU students and K-12 teachers can earn credit for participation in the course. The seminar series will be live-streamed here (No registration is required.) Topics will include Water Supply, Use, and Law, Impacts of Drought & Aridification, and Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan. Click here for program and registration details.
Senators Bennet, Tester Press Administration to Update Hemp Policies Following Legalization Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Jon Tester (D-MT) this week pressed the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to take action to strengthen opportunities for hemp growers across the country. Due to the ongoing government shutdown, implementation of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“Farm Bill”)—which legalizes hemp cultivation nationwide—is stalled, increasing uncertainty for producers. Historically, hemp growers have been denied access to federally-controlled water […]
Lower Gunnison project begins; goal is to improve overall irrigation By Dennis Webb Grand Junction Sentinel A sweeping, multi-entity effort in the lower Gunnison River Basin to boost irrigation efficiency and help the environment is marking a milestone with the start of work on a pipeline project in the North Fork Valley. A groundbreaking celebration Tuesday marked the beginning of the Fire Mountain Canal Improvement Project. The $4.6 million undertaking, which is expected to take […]
Ground Breaking Celebration Fire Mountain Canal Improvement Project Tuesday, January 8 JOIN US AS WE SHOWCASE OUR WATER EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS 10:00 a.m. On-site celebration on Rogers Mesa Just south of the Intersection of 3100 & L Roads Map 12:30 p.m. Off-site celebration with presentations, posters & lunch at Memorial Hall,175 1st Street, Hotchkiss Map FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 2, 2019 CONTACT: Martha Moore, 970-945-8522 [email protected] Public Groundbreaking Celebration for the Fire Mountain Canal Improvement Project HOTCHKISS, […]