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

On the 9th of November, the following members were elected to a five-year term.

Kent Vertress – Recreation Rep, Frank Alfone – Domestic Water Provider Rep, Rich Thompson – Industrial Water Interest Rep, Jeff Meyers, Doug Monger, Jeff Comstock, Doug Davis as At-Large Reps.  

Madison Muxworthy was elected to fill the Environmental Rep term.  

 

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

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

Grant Committee Meeting

Fourth Cycle Application Review

December 14, 2022 6:00pm

Meeting Agenda/Packet

This meeting will be Virtual:

Join Meeting

Meeting ID: 757 566 7369
Passcode: 997849

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YWG Public Education Participation Outreach Committee Meeting

Wednesday January 11, 2023 at 4:00pm

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

YWG Basin Roundtable Meeting

Wednesday November 9, 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

Big River Committee Meeting

TBD

 

Meeting Agenda/Packet

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

Upcoming Water Organization Events

White River Integrated Water Initiative Education Water Seminar Series 1:

“Water Crisis and Water Terminology 101”  by Dr. Sullivan of CNCC

Nov 15, 2022 at 2:30 PM MST

 

Join Zoom Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) will  be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 commencing at 9:00 a.m. and continuing through Thursday, November 17, 2022. This meeting will be held in person at Denver Water Dept. 1600 West 12th Ave. Denver and virtually on Zoom, you will be able to access the meeting through a link on the CWCB’s website the day of the meeting. 

Complete information about these activities can be found on CWCB’s Website: cwcb.colorado.gov

Water Education Colorado will be hosting a webinar on December 1st at 1:00 pm on Soil Health and Water.  

Speakers include: Cindy Lair – Colorado Department of Agriculture, Lyn Halliday – Routt County Conservation District and Upper Yampa River Watershed Coordinator, Matt Heimerich – Farmer, member of Water Education Colorado Board of Trustees and the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District Board

Find out more here

 

Colorado Ag Water Alliance, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, and Colorado First Conservation District are hosting a Moffat County Ag Water Meeting.  Topics will include irrigation infrastructure improvement examples, soil health programs in Moffat County, what we know and what we don’t know about the Colorado River, and funding for irrigation projects.

December 13th, 2022

Colorado Northwestern Community College – Room 185

5:30 pm

RSVP Here

 

Colorado Ag Water Alliance is hosting a meeting in South Routt to discuss the water administration update, funding infrastructure projects, incorporating ditches, and water quality regulations.

December 14th, 2022

Soroco High School

5:30 pm

RSVP Here