03-21-18 Inside the Southwestern Water Conservation District with Executive Director Bruce Whitehead…

Inside the Southwestern Water Conservation District with Executive Director Bruce Whitehead…

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(The BARN / FarmCast Radio – Briggsdale, CO) March 21, 2018 – The Southwestern Water Conservation District is hosting their annual Water Seminar on Friday, April 6th at the Doubletree Hotel in Durango.

Joining the CO Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio to detail the event and much more is the SWCD’s Executive Director Bruce Whitehead

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Learn more about the event below…

State Engineer, CWCB Executive Director to Speak at SWCD Annual Water Seminar
Among the prominent experts confirmed to address this year’s Annual Water Seminar crowd are Kevin Rein, State Engineer, Colorado Division of Water Resources, and Becky Mitchell, Executive Director, Colorado Water Conservation Board.

2013 Front Range Flood
They join Eric Wilkinson, outgoing General Manager of Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, and Sean Cronin, St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District Executive Director, on a panel reflecting on the 2013 front range flooding.

“Big River”
Karen Kwon, Colorado Attorney General’s Office, and Brent Newman, Colorado Water Conservation Board, will prime the discussion for drought contingency planning on the Colorado River, with Andy Mueller, new General Manager for the Colorado River District, and Beth Van Vurst, SWCD General Counsel, providing the Western Slope perspective.

Fire and Water
Andy Colosimo, Colorado Springs Utilities, and Steve Hartvigsen, San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership, will discuss wildfire impacts on watersheds and water supplies.

Recreation
Cathy Metz, City of Durango Parks and Recreation, will explore how communities can support resiliency in its recreational assets through drought, as well as a bit about the opening of Lake Nighthorse on April 1.

Dam Safety
Matt Gavin, Colorado Dam Safety, will share his knowledge on southwestern Colorado’s dams, and the process for keeping water supplies and communities safe.

These topics all relate to this year’s seminar theme: “Weathering the Weather: Resilience in Managing Our Water Resources Today.” In the context of dismal snowpack, this program hopes to highlight lessons for our local communities in preparing for and responding to sudden challenges.

Seats are filling up quickly! For the past several years, the event has reached capacity registration. Register online now by clicking the button below or call 970-247-1302.

Friday, April 6
Registration 8:00am
Seminar 8:30am-4:30pm
Durango, CO
Doubletree Hotel
(501 Camino del Rio)
$45 in advance, $50 at the door

For more information about the 2018 SWCD Water Seminar April 6th in Durango and to get registered – CLICK HERE

For more than 75 Years, The Southwestern Water Conservation District,  has been Developing and Conserving the Waters of the San Juan and Dolores River Basins in Southwestern Colorado. To learn more about the Southwestern Water Conservation District – CLICK HERE

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