Colorado River District Board Meeting Second Quarterly General & Enterprise Tuesday & Wednesday, April 16 & 17, 2019 – Colorado River District, 201 Centennial Street, Glenwood Springs, CO Read the complete agenda and notice here.
Congress Approves the Drought Contingency Plan The U.S. House and Senate approved the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan on April 8. The seven Colorado River Basin states have spent years negotiating the plan that aims to keep Lake Powell and Lake Mead filled to levels that allow hydropower electricity generation. Over 40 million people are served by the Colorado River, and more than five million acres are irrigated. Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennett […]
Thanks to Snowy March, the ‘Drought is Over’ in Gunnison County As of April 10, the NRCS reports that snowpack in the Gunnison Basin is at 142% of normal and more than double what it was at this time last year. On April 2, Frank Kugel, general manager of the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District (UGRWCD), declared that Gunnison County is officially no longer in a drought, according to the Colorado drought monitor. Blue […]
The GMUG Seeks Input on Taylor Park Vegetation Management Project The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests Ranger District is seeking public review and comment on the Taylor Park Vegetation Management Project. The primary aim of the project is to increase the forest’s resilience in the face of stressors like climate variation, drought, insect attack, or disease. The GMUG has partnered with Western Colorado University’s Center for Public Lands to develop a team of […]
60,000 Rainbow Trout Introduced to Blue Mesa Reservoir U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Curecanti National Recreation Area stocked Blue Mesa Reservoir with 60,000 rainbow trout from the Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery. Park Rangers broke through the ice (that is still around 2 feet thick!) and helped introduce these trout to their new home. Thanks to Ramon Caballero, Lisa Lynch (NPS Video) and the Curecanti National Recreation Area for this amazing look under the […]
Please note that the May 2 Joint Meeting of the Four West Slope Roundtables has been postponed to a yet to be determined date.