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2022 Upper Colorado River Basin Tour

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022
  • Friday, June 17, 2022

This event is not sponsored by Colorado WaterWise.

2022 Upper Colorado River Basin Tour

June 15-17, 2022

Tour Description

Our annual river basin tour will be held June 15-17, 2022.  This year’s tour focuses on the Upper Colorado River Basin.

Jump on the bus for our three-day Annual River Basin Tour, June 15-17, 2022. You and 50 other water professionals, agricultural producers, elected officials, educators, and interested community members will have the opportunity to ride on our coach bus tour of the Upper Colorado River Basin.

As part of recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Colorado River Compact, WEco’s 2022 tour will feature:

  • Multiple Colorado Western Slope watersheds within the Upper Colorado River system
  • Speakers from a diversity of perspectives who are grappling with the future of Colorado River management, restoration, and protection within Colorado
  • On the ground projects, research and examples of program implementation
  • Three full days of in-field learning covering a broad geographic reach

Our tours are capped at 50 and frequently sell out. Reserve your spot today!

Check out the draft itinerary. We’ll visit and learn at these sites and more:

Moffat Tunnel, irrigation research sites, critical fish habitat in the 15 Mile Reach, a Grand Valley farm/vineyard, Blue Mesa Dam and Reservoir, and much, much more!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Learn more

Tour topics will include: 

  • Colorado River Compact: Colorado River Compact and Law of the River
  • Climate and Hydrology
  • Transbasin Diversions
  • Collaborative Environmental Management (Endangered Species, Salinity Control)
  • Diversion monitoring and compliance
  • Agriculture & Industry sustained by Colorado River water (East and West Slope)
  • Upper Colorado storage systems, relation to Lake Powell contributions
  • Tribal water settlements and their implementation
  • Drought Response Operations Plan
  • Research and Field Work to advance Irrigation Efficiency and Conserved Consumptive Use in western agriculture
Additional information and to register, click here.

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