State of the River Meeting Tuesday night - 5/15

Streamflow conditions and reservoir operations in Grand County will be the leading subjects at the annual Grand County State of the River meeting set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, at Granby Town Hall.   The public meeting is sponsored by the Colorado River District, which includes Grand among its 15 member counties. Grand County Commissioner James Newberry sits on the Colorado River District Board of Directors.At the meeting, the Bureau of Reclamation will update operations of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project (C-BT). The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD), the Front Range beneficiary of the C-BT, will discuss its operations. The Municipal Subdistrict of the NCWCD will provide updates on the Windy Gap Project and plans to firm up its yield from the project. Denver Water will discuss it Moffat Tunnel Project and its plans to firm up the project’s yield. An official from the State Engineer’s Office will talk about water administrative issues in the county. Also, county officials will address the goals behind a proposed streamflow management plan for the Colorado River, a plan that found new urgency during low river flows last Labor Day Weekend.

Additional updates will be given for the state of the trout fishery in Grand County and on watershed planning in the county.  For more information, call Jim Pokrandt at (970) 945-8522, ext. 236, or e-mail To learn more about the Colorado River District, celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2007, visit