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Minimum streamsflows to be explained at Waterwise forum

Daily Staff Report

Minimum streamflows, both the local and practical concerns, will be the topic of a Waterwise Wednesday session this Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Avon Public Library. The session begins with refreshments at 5 p.m. followed by a panel discussion from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Those planning to attend are asked to call the library at 949-6797 to ensure adequate seating. The forum is co-sponsored by the Eagle Valley Library District and the Eagle River Watershed Council.

This month’s program will have two speakers. Taylor Hawes is a lawyer who is a co-director of the water quality and quantity program administered through the Northwestern Colorado Council of Government. Extending from Grand Lake to Aspen, these include the most heavily diverted headwater counties as well as the fastest growing.

Also speaking will be Ted Kowalski, legal protection specialist with the Colorado Water Conservation Board. That state agency is responsible for administering instream flow program for both fish and recreational water rights.

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