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Mesa County State of the River Seminar & Dinner

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CMU University Center

Colorado Mesa University

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Please join us for a complimentary chili dinner (for the first 70 people who rsvp) and learn about this year's snowpack and reservoir operations, current Colorado River Basin issues, and potential impacts of the dry year in the Grand Valley.

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5:30 Light Supper

6:00 Welcome & Introductions
Hannah Holm, Hutchins Water Center at Colorado Mesa University
Jim Pokrandt, Colorado River District
Steve Acquafresca, Colorado River District Board of Directors

6:05 Snowpack Overview and Reservoir Operations: Colorado and Gunnison River Basins
Erik Knight, Hydrologist,
Western Colorado Area Office (Grand Junction), Bureau of Reclamation

6:30 Why Irrigate Agriculture Matters and other Colorado River District Priorities
Andy Mueller, General Manager, Colorado River District

7:00 Panel Discussion: The Mesa County Water Outlook
Municipal Water: Larry Clever, Ute Water & Mark Ritterbush, City of Grand Junction
Irrigation Water: Mark Harris, Grand Valley Water Users Assn & Max Schmidt: Orchard Mesa Irrigation Dist
Ranching: Carlyle Currier, Molina
Endangered Fish: Travis Francis, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

8:00 Adjourn

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