Colorado River District’s State of the Rivers postponed

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RBC | The Colorado River District is postponing its spring State of the River educational events across the West Slope to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The District will host a webinar exploring our water supply and issues impacting West Slope water in June.

“Our job is to protect West Slope communities, and the best way to do that right now is to postpone our State of the River events,” said Andy Mueller, general manager of the Colorado River District.

Typically hosted in April and May, State of the River events explore water issues in river basins across 13 West Slope communities. The Colorado River District is working with its partners to explore later dates and other options to host State of the River events while still protecting public health.

The District will host a webinar addressing climate, water supply and other issues affecting every Western Colorado river basin at noon Wednesday, June 10. Watch for registration information and more details about the webinar at

The District’s headquarters in Glenwood Springs will also be closed until at least March 27, and District employees are working remotely.

“River District staff are still working to protect West Slope water, and we’re still working to bring important information to West Slope residents about the water we all rely on,” Mueller said. “However, we want to do that while minimizing the spread of the virus. We hope you’ll join us to learn more about these issues online in June or in-person when it is safer to do so.”

Special to the Herald Times