Colorado Water Talk Podcast Archive

Launched November 2020, the Colorado Water Talk Podcast is a monthly audio update produced by Colorado Water Conservation Board staff Sara Leonard, Erik Skeie, and Ben Wade. Below is an archive of the latest episodes.

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This pilot podcast provides an introduction to CWCB, a discussion about the Future Avoided Cost Explorer tool, an update on Drought 2020, and more.

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On Episode 2, we celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Colorado Water Plan. Join Colorado Water Conservation Board's Becky Mitchell and Russ Sands to talk about where we've been and where we're going.

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On Episode 3, get the facts about the current Demand Management investigation, and join CWCB's Amy Ostdiek for a run down on the next steps.

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Links from episode:

Denver Post Guest Commentary by Director Mitchell 

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On Episode 4, an overview of how the state is handling watershed-related community-focused recovery efforts following the impactful 2020 wildfire season. Hear from watershed health expert Kevin Houck to learn about the state's role in recovery, as well as current and potential future funding opportunities.

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Links from the show:

https://www.coloradoewp.com/home

https://cwcb.colorado.gov/loans-grants/water-project-loan-program

engagecwcb.org

On Episode 5, Weather Modification (and cloud seeding) Guru Andrew Rickert on what it takes to make it snow more in Colorado.

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On Episode 6, CWCB's Agricultural Water Resources Specialist Alex Funk explains how Alternative Transfer Methods provide a solution to meet water supply needs for the future of Colorado agriculture.

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Links from the Show:

Alternative Transfer Methods on cwcb.colorado.gov 

Alternative Transfer Method 2020 Status Report

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On this episode, CWCB's National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator Doug Mahan share information and tips on flood preparedness in the aftermath of wildfire.

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Links from the Show:

https://www.floodsmart.gov/

https://www.ready.gov/

Colorado State Recovery Officer - Doug Mahan Interview

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Part 1: Three Birds and a Fish - Listen Now

Part 2: Everyone Forgets There's a Fish - Listen Now

On this episode, CWCB Chief Operating Officer Anna Mauss shares details on the stimulus funding recently approved by Governor Polis for the Colorado Water Plan, post-wildfire watershed recovery, and more.

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CWCB Loans and Grants

Colorado Water Plan Grants

Water Supply Reserve Fund

Colorado Watershed Restoration Program

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On Episode 9 of Colorado Water Talk, join CWCB's Kevin Reidy, Cavanaugh's Drew Blackwell, and Water Systems Operation's Isabel Szendrey as they walk through what "water loss" is and introduce details for Phase 2 of the Colorado Water Loss Initiative - a free program for water utilities.

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Links:

coloradowaterloss.org

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On Episode 10 of Colorado Water Talk, we share the joys and the precautions of river recreation. Erik Skeie provides the scoop on the Recreational In-Channel Diversions program, Bill McCormick with the State Engineer's Office teaches us about low head dam safety, and Will Rice with Trout Unlimited talks about fishing the South Platte through Denver.

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cwcb.colorado.gov/recreation

lowheaddamcolorado.com

denvertu.org

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