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River District presents ‘State of River’ meeting on Roaring Fork

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Just 12 months ago, much of Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield Counties were under a flood watch. Today, water managers are watching a developing drought that could exceed historical proportions.

To help understand this epic flip-flop and anticipated low flows, the Colorado River District will host its annual “State of the River” meeting for the Roaring Fork River Basin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Eagle County Community Center, 0020 Eagle County Drive, in El Jebel.

Topics will include anticipated reservoir operations, forecasted river conditions and management of water resources for cities, agriculture, recreation and wildlife.

This summer may see some of the lowest river and stream levels since the drought of 2002.

“The River District needs the public’s input, understanding and cooperation as we work with the water management organizations to get through this season,” said Colorado River District General Manager Eric Kuhn.

For information, contact Martha Moore, Colorado River District, 970-945-8522, ext. 226, or mmoore@crwcd.org.

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