State of the River meeting on Thursday |

State of the River meeting on Thursday

EDWARDS — The annual Eagle River Valley State of the River community meeting will take place today at 5:15 p.m. 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.

A number of speakers will discuss how winter snowpack will affect the Eagle and Colorado rivers, how the Colorado River system — including Lake Powell and Lake Mead — are faring, and what’s happening with the Colorado Water Plan.

Attendees will hear about the importance of the water right held by the Shoshone hydroelectric plant in Glenwood Canyon and the Roller Dam in DeBeque Canyon, along with priorities for the Eagle River basin — ensuring our water future, integrating water and land use planning, and supporting diverse water uses through water quality monitoring, maintenance and planning.

Attendees will also learn about the Eagle Blue Trail initiative and the World Youth Fly Fishing Championship that will be held in Vail this August. 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 Diane Johnson at 970-477-5457.

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