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Colorado Flood Threat Bulletin Now Available Daily Through Summer

From May through September, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) will provide daily updates on the state's Flood Threat Portal to Colorado residents. Issued at 11:00am daily, the portal will provide a daily assessment of flood potential across the state, a 24-hour precipitation map, and a 7 - 15 day flood threat outlook (updated Mondays and Thursdays). You can also follow the Flood Threat Bulletin on Twitter @COFloodUpdates for updates.

Colorado Water Leaders Gather for Annual Water Congress Convention

On January 29 – 31, the Colorado Water Congress hosted its annual convention in Westminster, where hundreds of attendees discussed the biggest water issues facing Colorado this year. The Colorado Water Conservation Board moderated a variety of workshops and panels – covering the ongoing Demand Management Feasibility Investigation, Instream Flow Recommendations, Stream Management Plans, Water Conservation and Efficiency, Agriculture, Climate Change, and updates on the Colorado Water Plan.

Coordinated Releases for Endangered Fish Begin

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – 2019 has been a wet year for Colorado. Increased snowpack and the resulting snowmelt runoff into the Upper Colorado River has ensured most river reservoirs are at a surplus. As a result, today participants in the Coordinated Reservoirs Operations (CROS) program will initiate a series of water releases to the Colorado River upstream of Grand Junction, Colorado. This portion of the river is critical to the survival of four endangered fish including the humpback chub, razorback sucker, bonytail chub, and the Colorado pikeminnow.