07-06-17 CCA’s Ag Water NetWORK to Host Irrigation Efficiency and Water Rights Webinar on July 26th at High Noon!

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Ag Water NetWORK to Host  a Webinar  on Irrigation Efficiency and Water Rights

Arvada, CO — Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s Ag Water NetWORK will host a webinar highlighting the interrelationship between agricultural water rights and irrigation efficiency.  Plan to join the webinar on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at 12:00 PM.  The webinar, entitled “Irrigation Efficiency and Consumptive Use: Facts and Myths” will cover basic aspects of ag water rights, as well as how irrigation methods can influence the historic consumptive use of a water right.

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, through the Ag Water NetWORK; serves as a convener of water stakeholders from the agriculture, conservation, and public sector interests in delivering meaningful dialogue and services to agriculture water right holders.  The webinar will be the second in a series of webinars hosted by CCA; aiming to increase the knowledge of ag water right holders, as it relates to navigating complex water laws and the obstacles posed by competing water-related interests.

The webinar speakers are Kevin Rein, Deputy State Engineer of the Colorado Division of Water Resources; and Bill Trampe, lifelong Gunnison County rancher and member of the Gunnison River Basin Roundtable.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Does increasing irrigation efficiency conserve water?
  • Can the historic consumptive use of a water right be affected by installing a more efficient irrigation system?
  • Is there a difference between the amount of water diverted and the amount of water put to beneficial use?
  • If less water is diverted due to an irrigation efficiency upgrade, what are the return flow implications?
  • What is an augmentation plan?
  • How do return flows influence the timing of water movement through a watershed?

Webinar Details
The webinar will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 and is free to attend. <Register Now>   Participation instructions are available by contacting the CCA office at 303-431-6422 or contacting Erin at erin@coloradocattle.org.

*** Please join the session 5 – 10 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. ***

Click Here to Register for the Webinar