May 11, 2018, Glenwood Springs, CO – The Colorado River District is pleased to announce a $1.7M funding opportunity to support qualified applicants for construction of irrigation efficiency improvement projects in the Lower Gunnison Project area. Qualified project funding requests thataddress identified natural resource concerns within the Bostwick Park, Paonia, Smith Fork, and Uncompahgre Project areas will be accepted through June 15, 2018, for funding consideration to complete final designs and for construction implementation. For […]
Joel L. Evans, The Daily Sentinel May 6, 2018 You’ve seen the pictures. Maybe you’ve actually experienced it. Other states close the fishing season for the winter, then have a spring opening day when multitudes of fishermen line up shoulder to shoulder to get in that first cast of the new season. It looks insane. I have yet to figure out how everybody casts without getting lines tangled up. I imagine it’s somewhat like a […]
Chris Rourke, Gunnison Country Times May 2, 2018 Despite conditions this year that mirror the 2002 drought, some water users in the Upper Gunnison River Basin can rest easy — for now. Based on a report last week to the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District (UGRWCD) board, a “call” will not be placed on the Gunnison Tunnel this coming summer. For the full article, visit https://www.gunnisontimes.com/content/no-call-gunnison-tunnel.
Gunnison Basin Roundtable Meeting Agenda March 19, 2018 Holiday Inn Express Montrose, CO 4:00p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Roll Call/Introductions Agenda Approval Approve Minutes from January 15, 2018 Meeting Welcome to Jonathan Houck, Gunnison County Representative Report from Educational Committee Report from Basin Implementation Plan Committee Report from IBCC Representatives Report from CWCB Representative Colorado River Issue Background (Eric Kuhn, John McClow) Drought Contingency Planning and Colorado River Risk Study (John Carron) West Slope Four […]
Opinion – Andy Mueller, General Manager, Colorado River District January 14, 2018 It’s not fire season right now – or at least it shouldn’t be, – but continuing drought and seemingly constant shifts in “normal” weather patterns, set the stage for record-setting, winter wildfires in California that cost the federal government billions to contain. The ongoing drought cycles and over-grown condition of our forests leave Colorado and the entire American West at risk of even more […]
Notice of Availability: Lower Gunnison Project Draft Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment After many months of effort, the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Lower Gunnison Watershed Plan is now available for public review and comment. NRCS is hosting a public meeting on the Draft Watershed Plan-EA for the Lower Gunnison Project on: Monday July 17, 2017 4:30-7:00 p.m. After an open house period of review and discussion of prepared information and visual aids, a presentation will occur at […]