THE YAMPA WHITE GREEN RIVER BASIN ROUNDTABLE

 

Is one of nine grassroots water policy roundtables throughout Colorado working to develop locally-driven collaborative solutions to water supply challenges.

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Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable Announcements

The Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable is seeking a part-time Recorder that will record and support YWG BRT meetings.  The recorder will report to the YWG BRT and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.  For questions/submit interest to  yampawhitegreen@gmail.com 

Recorder Duties/Scope of Work

CWCB has compiled this database to serve as a tool for people and organization across Colorado to navigate all available funding opportunities for water projects in a single place.

Colorado Water Funding Opportunity Navigator

The Colorado Water Plan update 2023 draft was released June 30, 2022 for a 90 day comment period through engagecwcb.org.  

See the 2022 Water Plan Update 2023 Water Plan Fact Sheet

As part of the Water Plan Update Draft release the CWCB will be hosing four listening for each of the interconnected action areas.  

Thriving Watersheds, Wednesday, July 27th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Resilient Planning, Wednesday, August 10th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Vibrant communities session, Thursday, September 1st from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Robust Agriculture, Wednesday, September 28th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Please see CWCB engage website for zoom and meeting details as well as review the draft plan, comment on the plan, take action or tell your story.  

CWCB Engage Website

The 3rd cycle for the 2023 WSRF Grants application is due Sept 21, 2022. 

See the Grants Page for more information 

STRATEGIES FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE BASIN WATER NEEDS

The Yampa White Green Basin Roundtable (YWG BRT) process offers local communities the opportunity to have a strong voice in how water will be managed now and in the future. This unique grassroots process does not exist in other states where water planning is more commonly conducted at the state agency level.

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AGRICULTURE

While it is common for agricultural areas in Colorado to be water-short, agricultural shortages represent a real need and opportunity for improvement. In addition, the YWG Basin is the only basin in the State projecting the addition of up to 14,805 irrigated acres.
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MUNICIPAL & INDUSTRIAL

As the YWG Basin continues to grow, its M&I water needs must be identified and addressed. We reiterate that the later development of the YWG Basin and the junior status of its water rights portfolio among Colorado River Basin tributaries is of concern.
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NON-CONSUMPTIVE

Environmental and recreational water uses are critical to the economy and way of life in the YWG Basin. The YWG BRT recognizes the economic value of the relatively natural flow regimes of the Yampa and White river systems.

Your Water Table Video Series

The Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable help fund a six-episode video series that covers the rivers in the basin and topics that are important to the roundtable.  Topics include: the natural hydrograph, municipal and industrial water use, storage, agriculture, recreation and wildlife, White River.

Upcoming Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable Meetings

YWG Public Education Participation Outreach Committee Meeting

Wednesday September 14th, 2022 at 4:00pm

Meeting Agenda/Packet

This meeting will be Hybrid:

In Person:

CNCC Room 185
2801 West 9th Street, Craig

Online:

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Meeting ID: 757 566 7369
Passcode: 997849

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YWG Basin Roundtable Meeting

Wednesday September 14th, 2022 at 6:00pm

Meeting Agenda/Packet

This meeting will be Hybrid:

In Person:

CNCC Room 185
2801 West 9th Street, Craig

Online:

Join Meeting

Meeting ID: 757 566 7369
Passcode: 997849

Dial by your location
669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
346 248 7799 US (Houston)
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
833 548 0276 US Toll-free
833 548 0282 US Toll-free
877 853 5257 US Toll-free

Grant Committee Meeting

Third Cycle Application Review

October 12th, 2022 6:00pm

Meeting Agenda/Packet

This meeting will be Virtual:

Join Meeting

Meeting ID: 757 566 7369
Passcode: 997849

Dial by your location
669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
346 248 7799 US (Houston)
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
833 548 0276 US Toll-free
833 548 0282 US Toll-free
877 853 5257 US Toll-free

Big River Committee Meeting

TBD

Meeting Agenda/Packet

This meeting will be Virtual:

Join Meeting

Meeting ID: 757 566 7369
Passcode: 997849

Dial by your location
669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
346 248 7799 US (Houston)
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
833 548 0276 US Toll-free
833 548 0282 US Toll-free
877 853 5257 US Toll-free

Past meeting recordings can be found on the Yampa White Green Basin Youtube Channel