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Alt. Water Transfers

Cover HW Fall 2017

Water sharing and banking, coined "alternative transfer methods" or ATMs, could provide flexibility for stretched water supplies —but not without marked challenges. Read the Fall 2017 issue of Headwaters magazine and explore options to:

  • keep water in farming
  • help municipalities plan ahead
  • share between ag and environmental uses
  • bank water on the Colorado River

Browse articles and find a flipbook of the magazine here.

Connecting the Drops

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Water Education Colorado

Now they know about the Gunnison

More than 60 participants—including water professionals, real estate agents, engineers and the 2007 Water Leaders Course members—toured the Gunnison River Basin June 25 and 26. Members of the Legislative Interim Water Committee also joined the group.

The tour included stops at Taylor Park Reservoir, the Gunnison Water Park, Morrow Point Dam, Gunnison Tunnel, Project 7 Water Treatment Facility, Rodgers Mesa Research Farm and the river restoration projects near Hotchkiss. Tour participants had the opportunity to learn factual information on opposing sides of many issues related to the tour stops. They also were treated to a fabulous steak dinner in Montrose, courtesy of the staff at the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association.

The Foundation would like to extend an additional thank you to our tour sponsors: the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, the Colorado River District, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Southwestern Water Conservation District and the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association for their generous support. The Foundation would especially like to acknowledge the support of MWH Americas, Inc., the title sponsor of the tour. Finally, the Foundation would like to thank all of the speakers and presenters for providing so much information.

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