Newsletter Archive

Below are archived links to past Confluence Newsletters. For media inquiries, contact Sara Leonard (sara.leonard@state.co.us).

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Highlights:

  • Governor Polis urges USDA to expedite drought relief programs for Colorado farmers and ranchers
  • Two Workshops held to review the status of the state's Demand Management Feasibility Investigation
  • Director Mitchell joins other Colorado River Basin States on a letter requesting the Department of the Interior refrain from issuing a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Lake Powell Pipeline proposal
  • Story Map, "Swimming Upstream" released to highlight work done by Upper Colorado River Endangered Species Recovery Program
  • Groups donate additional acre-feet of water released at Ruedi Reservoir to support strong streamflows for fish
  • CWCB and Department of Natural Resources staff appointed to serve on Anti-Speculation Law Work Group 
  • Emergency Wildfire and Flood Impact Loans made available under Governor's Emergency Declaration
  • Colorado public invited to share stories through the state's Drought Virtual Tour portal

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Highlights:

  • Governor Polis establishes a water-focused Wildly Important Goal
  • Public comment period open for Demand Management Update
  • Alternative Transfer Method Status Report available
  • Five Ditches Irrigation Project completed in San Luis Valley
  • Homestake Arkansas River Diversion Project provides recreational access
  • CWCB appropriates water right on Himes Creek to protect cutthroat trout
  • Drought Plan and Agricultural Task Force activated by Governor as severe drought expands
  • CWCB releases podcast pilot, "3 Birds and a Fish," which explores the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program

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Highlights:

  • Administrative and Funding Updates in Response to COVID-19
  • Colorado Water Plan Listening Sessions
  • First Virtual Board Meeting
  • Governor Signs Instream Flow Augmentation Bill (HB 1037)
  • Cactus Hill Alternative Transfer Method Project
  • Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project
  • Flood Threat Bulletin Now Available
  • Coordinated Reservoir Operations Update (Colorado Water Trust Blog)
  • Future Avoided Cost Explorer (FACE:Hazards)

Download the April 2020 Newsletter

Highlights:

  • Colorado Water Conservation Board's new and improved website
  • New Board appointments and leadership announcement
  • Water Supply Reserve Fund grants awarded
  • Colorado water leaders move forward with Demand Management investigation
  • Governor Jared Polis signs bill to expand voluntary loans process for the Instream Flows
  • WaterSMART Grant for Arkansas River Colors of Water and Forecasting Tool awarded to Colorado’s Decision Support Systems Team
  • Ditch and Reservoir Company hosts annual conference
  • American Rivers Podcast on "Understanding Colorado's Instream Flow Program"
  • National Young Farmers Coalition launches Young Farmers Water Fellowship program

Download the February 2020 Newsletter

Highlights:

  • Colorado Water Leaders Gather for Annual Water Congress Convention
  • Colorado Water Conservation Board Approves $2.8 Million in Watershed Restoration Program Grants
  • Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Extended 13 Years
  • Colorado Water Trust and the Colorado Water Conservation Board Launch Annual Request for Water Process
  • Colorado Water Plan Celebrates 5th Anniversary
  • Historically Low Interest Rates for Water Project Loan Program
  • Colorado Master Irrigator
  • 2020 Western Water Futures Games

Download the December 2019 Newsletter

Highlights:

  • Colorado Voters Approve Prop DD, Supporting the Colorado Water Plan Future
  • Water Plan Grants Awarded to Agriculture, Conservation, Other Projects
  • Colorado State University Hosts Water in the West Symposium
  • State Water Leaders Analyze Tools for Adaptation at Upper Colorado River Basin Forum
  • Colorado Water Loss Initiative Launches Stage 3: Water Audit Work Session
  • Learn About Methods for Stream Management Planning at the New Resource Library
  • Community Snow Observations (CSO)

 

Download the October 2019 Newsletter

Highlights:

  • Leaders Across the 9 Colorado Basins Collaborate on Water Plan in Winter Park
  • James W. Broderick Hydropower Plant
  • Low Interest Water Project Loans Are Here
  • Managing Colorado's Water Resources with LiDAR
  • Join the Free Colorado Water Loss Initiative

Download the August 2019 Newsletter

Highlights:

  • Draft Technical Update Released
  • C-9 Summit Tours Added
  • Nominate a Local Water Hero
  • Join the Free Colorado Water Loss Initiative

Download the June 2019 Newsletter

Highlights:

  • Drought Free Colorado
  • Colorado Decision Support Systems Website Award
  • 2019 Flood Season
  • H2infO - Water Provider Information Tool
  • Demand Management Feasibility Investigations
  • 2019 Request for Water Process