Roundtable Seats Available
The Gunnison Basin Roundtable is currently accepting letters of interest for ten elected seats.
Five of the elected members must have relevant experience in the following types of water use: Environmental, Agricultural, Recreational, Domestic Water Supply or Industrial use.
Applicants for the Environmental position must be nominated by one or more regionally, state-wide, or nationally recognized environmental conservation organization that has operated in Colorado for at least five years.
Five of the ten elected members are at-large, and at least five of the ten elected members must own water rights.
Terms will expire in November of 2025.
The Gunnison Basin Roundtable members will hold an election for the ten seats using a remote voting process the week of May 3-7. Letters of interest should indicate which seat is being applied for, and include relevant water experience and water right ownership information.
Letters should be sent no later than April 23th to Sharon Dunning via email, [email protected]. For more information regarding the Roundtable activities please contact Kathleen Curry, Chair at [email protected] or Mike Berry at [email protected].
Next meeting: Monday, May 17, 2021
How to join us!
The Gunnison Basin Roundtable (GRBT) is just one of the nine basin roundtables established in 2005 by the Colorado Water for the 21st Century Act. The GRBT membership is comprised of a broad range of stakeholders. Accordingly, water management issues and local-level collaborative solutions are discussed by hundreds of diverse citizens.
The Gunnison Basin stretches over 8,000 square miles of western Colorado, extending from the Continental Divide to the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers near Grand Junction.
The largest cities in the basin are Montrose (pop. 19,238), Delta (pop. 8,828) and Gunnison (pop. 6,403).
By 2050, the Gunnison Basin is projected to increase in municipal and industrial (M&I) water demand between 16,000 and 23,000 acre feet (AF) with passive conservation included.
Bi-Monthly on 3rd Monday of odd months
Chair: Kathleen Curry
Vice-Chair: Austin Keiser
IBCC Representatives: Joanne Fagan and vacancy
Recorder: Mike Berry
Preserve open space
Maintain agricultural viability
Provide for in-basin augmentation
Address compact delivery impacts to existing and future in-basin water rights
Ensure endangered species’ needs do not negatively impact future in-basin uses
Ensure adequate water for future needs