State of the River meeting is Wednesday |

State of the River meeting is Wednesday

Daily staff report

EDWARDS — The annual Eagle River Valley State of the River community meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Presented by the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, the Colorado River District, and the Eagle River Watershed Council, this annual community meeting is free and open to the public.

John McClow will address the Colorado River Compact, drought and contingency planning to manage lakes Powell and Mead, as well as the recent Colorado River delta pulse flow. McClow serves as the Colorado Commissioner to the Upper Colorado River Commission, a position appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Other speakers include Wendy Ryan with the Colorado Climate Center, who will discuss how snowpack conditions will affect the Eagle River and Colorado River systems, and Jim Pokrandt of the Colorado River District, who will talk about Colorado’s Water Plan. Pokrandt chairs the Colorado Basin Roundtable, one of nine “Basin Roundtables” involved in the development of the statewide water plan and regional “basin implementation plans.”

District Ranger Dave Neely will review the Camp Hale-Eagle River Headwaters Collaborative that is working to create a long-term, shared vision for the enhancement, restoration, conservation, development, and stewardship of Camp Hale’s history, culture, recreation, grazing, water, and other ecological resources and land uses. Holly Loff will end the program by sharing Eagle River Watershed Council projects on the Eagle and Colorado rivers.

A casual reception begins at 5:15 p.m. with a light dinner and soft drinks; presentations will follow from 6 to 8 p.m. No RSVP is required.

For more information, call Eagle River Water & Sanitation District at 970-477-5451 or go to

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