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State Ag and Natural Resources Departments Seek Public Feedback on 2020 Drought Experiences
Colorado Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources invite all who are experiencing the impacts of drought, particularly in agriculture, to submit their drought-related stories online through a dedicated “Drought Virtual Tour” website...
Instream Flow Rules Revisions to Implement House Bill 20-1157
The Colorado Water Conservation Board has filed a Notice of Public Rulemaking Hearing and proposed revisions to the Instream Flow Rules with the Colorado Secretary of State, which will be published in the Colorado Register on October 25. The hearing will be held on January 26, 2021. The revisions to the ISF Rules will: (1) address the rulemaking requirements of HB20-1157; (2) update a reference to the CWCB's website; and (3) update references to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
CWCB Appropriates Himes Creek Water Right to Protect Rediscovered Cutthroat Trout Population
The Colorado Water Conservation Board received a water court decree for an instream flow water right on Himes Creek, located in San Juan National Forest, to protect a rare population of Colorado River cutthroat trout...