Colorado River District to host “Water With Your Lunch: Plummeting Powell” webinar on August 5th

How Lake Powell’s Decline Affects West Slope Water Users

Glenwood Springs, CO — Join the Colorado River District for a lunch-hour webinar focusing on rapidly declining water levels in Lake Powell and on the impacts of prolonged drought on West Slope water users.

Lake Powell has been making the news a lot lately with sobering photos and headlines. This webinar will provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about this Basin-wide issue and how conditions got to this point. Three expert panelists will discuss their views on current conditions and possible future pathways for Colorado River water users.

Discussion topics will include the longtime overuse of the Colorado River by Lower Basin states; the day-to-day effects of a 21-year drought on Western Colorado soil and stream conditions; and how past policy decisions impacted operations on the Colorado River. Finally, panelists will highlight their unique perspectives on how the current hydrological conditions and future policy decisions could affect the future of the Colorado River Compact.

Water With Your Lunch: Plummeting Powell panelists include:

  • Anne Castle, Senior Fellow at Getches-Wilkinson Center, CU Boulder Law School
  • Steve Wolff, General Manager at Southwestern Water Conservation District
  • Andy Mueller, General Manager at the Colorado River District

The webinar is free but registration is required. For those unable to attend the webinar live, register to receive an emailed recording of the event. 

Please visit https://bit.ly/WWYLpowell to register.

Lindsay DeFrates | Public Relations & Media Specialist
201 Centennial Street  | Suite 200
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

T: 970.945.8522, ext. 1210
www.ColoradoRiverDistrict.org

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