Agricultural water rights holders urged to attend workshop

RBC | If you have agricultural water right, then the Colorado Ag Water Alliance (CAWA) workshop is for you. If you are concerned about the future of Colorado’s water, then the CAWA workshop will be of interest to you. If you want to learn more water, then you might attend the CAWA workshop.
Currently CAWA is hosting a series of meetings throughout Colorado to allow and encourage agricultural producers to take an active role in the implementation of the Colorado Water Plan. A workshop for the Yampa-White-Green River Basins will be held in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday, March 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Steamboat Community Center at 1605 Lincoln Ave. The workshop is free. Lunch, featuring locally produced food, will be served.
Discussion items will include the Colorado Water Plan, status of the Colorado River Basin, alternative transfer methods, water leasing, water banking, “use it or lose it” policies, water efficiency and waste, challenges of ditch renovations, collaboration opportunities and research results.
Colorado’s population is predicted to double to 10 million people by 2050, bringing with it a water shortage of more than 500,000 acre feet per year. Agriculture water rights are being scrutinized as a potential solution to the deficit.
This is a close-to-home opportunity for Northwest Colorado agriculture to participate.
The event is free and includes lunch, but those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP for a lunch count: www.yampaag.eventbrite.com

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