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Steamboat Pilot: Yampa River Fund announces grants, transfer of management

Another grant was awarded to the Yampa River Environmental Release Program and the Colorado Water Trust to contract with the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District and the Colorado River Water Conservation District to store and strategically release water from Stagecoach and Elkhead reservoirs as needed this summer.

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Flow Restoration Tools Presentation

On May 5th, 2022, we hosted a virtual brown bag on our flow restoration tools with Director of Programs and Senior Staff Attorney Kate Ryan and Donor, Events, and Partnerships Fellow, Emma Fredricks. Take a deep dive into the work of Colorado Water Trust by watching a recording of the presentation.

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Steamboat Pilot: Lake Powell dangerously close to dropping too low, Grand County may suffer as a result

“We’re collaborating with partners like Orchard Mesa Irrigation District and Grand Valley Water Users to ensure there are supplies for multiple uses in our state (such as) irrigation deliveries and hydropower generation.” – Kate Ryan, Colorado Water Trust Director of Programs and Senior Staff Attorney

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Sky-Hi News: Lake Powell dangerously close to dropping too low, Grand County may suffer as a result

“We’re collaborating with partners like Orchard Mesa Irrigation District and Grand Valley Water Users to ensure there are supplies for multiple uses in our state (such as) irrigation deliveries and hydropower generation.” – Kate Ryan, Colorado Water Trust Director of Programs and Senior Staff Attorney

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2022 Streamflow Forecast

Every spring, Colorado Water Trust staff begin outreach to our project partners to analyze streamflow forecasts and determine which rivers will most likely be in need of water. And we’ve just begun this exciting process for 2022!

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Meet Blake Mamich, Water Transactions Coordinator

“Now, what excites me about beginning with Colorado Water Trust is that my position is exactly what I idealized in school. The Water Trust has an array of incredibly versatile tools in its toolbox for restoring flows to rivers in need and operates in such an important and exciting space in the Colorado water world.”

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Celebrating Kate and Alyson in honor of International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, we interviewed the two amazing women that work directly on our flow restoration projects: Kate Ryan, Director of Programs and Senior Staff Attorney, and Alyson Meyer Gould, Staff Attorney and Director of Policy. Read on to learn more about them, what inspires them, and how they balance it all.   […]

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Kremmling rancher picked to replace Schwartz on state water board

Gov. Jared Polis has appointed a Kremmling rancher to replace former state Sen. Gail Schwartz on the state’s top water board…He is a governor appointee to the Inter-Basin Compact Committee and is on the board of the Colorado Water Trust.

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Celebrating Colorado’s Black History: Learn about Dearfield, Colorado

In honor of Black History Month, we invite you to learn about Dearfield, Colorado; an historic agricultural settlement for African Americans located about 30 miles east of Greeley in the Platte River Valley.

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15 Mile Reach

How businesses are investing in Colorado’s water future

In an example of creative problem solving, the Colorado Water Trust worked with local water users the Orchard Mesa Irrigation District and the Grand Valley Water Users Association to design an agreement to allow them to secure water from upstream sources, funded by contributions from private companies including Coca-Cola, Intel, Danone North America and MLB.

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