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 seventh-annual Yampa Basin Rendezvous: Connecting the Drops: Linking Weather, Watersheds, and Communities for a Resilient Water Future, will be held on May 29-30, 2024 at the Allbright Auditorium, Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs, CO. The conference will include morning talks by expert panelists and practitioners, afternoon field learning, and an evening community showcase and happy hour event. Attendance for the two-day workshop is free, but registration is required.

Register Here

This event is collaboratively organized by the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Colorado Mountain College, Friends of the Yampa, Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E), River Network, Community Ag Alliance, The Nature Conservancy and Yampatika.

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

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

FY 2024 3rd Cycle Application Review

April 10, 6:00 pm

Meeting Agenda/Packet

This meeting will be Virtual:

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Meeting ID: 757 566 7369
Passcode: 997849

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253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
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Big River Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Meeting Material

Please review all reading material before the meeting which can be found with the below link:
YWG BRT Colorado River Crisis Folder

This meeting will be Online only:

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 Public Education Participation Outreach Committee Meeting

Wednesday May 8, 2024

4:00  to 5:30 pm  

 

Meeting Agenda/Packet

2023 Work Items

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 May 8, 2024 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

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

Upcoming Water Organization Events

Colorado First Conservation District’s Ag Water and Soil Meeting

When: Tuesday April 30, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Where: CNCC, Room 185 Pizza and drinks provided

RSVP by email or phone to Kacey Green coloradofirstcd@yahoo.com  (970) 329-3145

 

 

Save the date for the Yampa Rendezvous

Connecting the Drops: Linking Weather, Watersheds, and Communities for a Resilient Water Future

May 29-30, 2024

Allbright Auditorium, Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs 

 

 

Save the date for the Friends of the State of the Yampa address

May 30th

Allbirght Auditorium, Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs 

 

 

Save the date for the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District 

Fishing Derby

May 31 – June 2, 2024

 

 

 

Save the date for the Friends of the Yampa

Yampa River Festival

May 31 – June 2, 2024

 

 

 

 

Water Education Colorado’s Annual River Basin Tour  General Registration is Now Open for the Upper Arkansas River Basin Tour Happening June 4-5, 2024

 

 

 

 

Save the date for the Craig 

Yampa River Festival

July 20, 2024

 

 

 

Save the date for Colorado River Water Seminar

September 20, 2024

Grand Junction Colorado Mesa University