Agenda and Flyer for the 2018 Gunnison State of the River Meeting
Water experts to present important Gunnison Basin information at the State of the Rivers Meeting in Montrose, May 21st
As part of an annual series of public water education forums, the Gunnison State of the Rivers meeting will be held on Monday, May 21st at the Holiday Inn in Montrose.
Meeting sponsors, the Colorado River District, the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District (UGWCD) and the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association (UVWUA), invite interested public to learn what makes the Colorado River system ebb and flow, with a focus on the Gunnison River Basin.
Refreshments will be served starting at 6:00 pm with networking and informal discussions before the program begins at 6:30 pm; it lasts until 8 pm and is free to all.
Andy Mueller, General Manager of the Colorado River District, will present a keynote talk on the ‘Big River’ picture, touching upon regional, state and local basin issues and concerns. In addition to Mr. Mueller, a several other water professionals will discuss the important influences that may impact local stream flows and reservoir levels in the upcoming months.
Dave Kanzer with the Colorado River District will serve as emcee and will provide an overview of many if the water-related happenings in the Gunnison River Basin. Bob Hurford, the Colorado Division of Water Resources Engineer, who is responsible for administering water rights in the basin, will describe current water supply conditions and he give a glimpse into his view of future water conditions.
Rounding out the evening’s agenda will be John McClow, General Counsel of the UGWCD. After 3 terms as the Gunnison Basin director to the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Mr. McClow is handing over the reins to the new incoming Gunnison Basin director, Steve Anderson, of UVWUA. He will reflect on his service and his numerous accomplishments during his tenure.
For more information, please contact Martha Moore of the Colorado River District at 970-945-8522, ext. 226