CCA’s Ag Water NetWORK to host Webinar on South Platte Storage Study Results
|Link to Webinar #5, March 8th at 12:00 P.M.|
Arvada, CO –- Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s Ag Water NetWORK will host a webinar on March 8, 2018 highlighting the findings of the recent South Platte River Storage Study. The study, which was ordered in 2016 by the State Legislature and funded by a grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board, looked at the amount of excess water leaving the state annually over the last two decades and how more water might be stored in Colorado in the future.
Joe Frank, General Manager of the Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District, will present a summary of the study’s findings and explain different storage options and the potential cost, feasibility, and storage volume offered by each option.
The study examines storage options ranging from enlargement of existing reservoirs and building new reservoirs, to storing more water below ground in shallow aquifers. Over the last twenty years, the study found that Colorado has delivered almost 8 million acre-feet of water to Nebraska in excess of the interstate compact agreement requirement.
The webinar will begin at 12:00 pm on March 8, 2018, and a Q & A session will follow the presentation. Questions from webinar viewers are encouraged and follow the link to the webinar. *** Please join the session 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. *** The webinar will be recorded and will be made available later on the CCA Ag Water Network for on-demand replay.
Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is the premier cattlemen’s association that serves as the principle voice and advocate for Colorado beef production by ensuring a dynamic and profitable industry that promotes growth and opportunity for future generations. The mission of the Agricultural Water NetWORK is to help “keep ag water connected with ag land.”
Project funding is provided by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation. For nearly three decades, the Walton Family Foundation has continued the philanthropic vision begun by Walmart founders Sam and Helen Walton.