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.

Public Comment Period on the Basin Implementation Plan (BIP) Update is Now Open Until November 15th

The Yampa-White-Green has been working on updating its BIP and is asking for public comment.  Please review the Yampa-White-Green or the eight other BIPs and take the survey.

Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basin Round Table is seeking applicants to fill ten vacancies.

The following positions are available for re-election and/or new appointment on the Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basin Round Table:

At Large:

Six Positions available. Representatives will represent the interests required under the Act, at least 10 of whom shall own adjudicated water rights, including owners of shares in a ditch or Reservoir Company or their agents, or shall have a contract for water with the Federal Bureau of Reclamation or their agents. Any such agent shall be appointed by the member the agent represents and shall reside within the borders of the YWG Roundtable. Of the 15 at-large members no more than 6 shall reside in any one county.

Green River Representative:

One Position available.  The Green River Representative will represent the Green River Basin who owns an adjudicated water right from the Green River or its tributaries and reside within that portion of the Green River Basin in Colorado Colorado.

Non- Voting Out-of-Basin with Water Rights in the Basin:

Three positions available to represent individuals or entities who reside outside the basin but own water rights within the basin.

The application must be submitted by Thursday, November 3, 2021. 

Applications will be for reviewed at the Round Table Meeting in Craig on Wednesday November 10.

For information and contact: yampawhitegreen@gmail.com

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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.

Next YWG BRT Meeting

Wednesday November 10, 2021 at 6:00pm

This meeting will be a hybrid meeting

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Colorado Northwestern Community College

2801 W 9th St Craig, CO 81625

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Next PEPO Meeting

Wednesday November 10, 2021 at 4:30 pm

This meeting will be a hybrid meeting

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2801 W 9th St Craig, CO 81625

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Grants Committee Meeting

Wednesday October 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm

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