Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum Holds Its 100th Meeting in Denver
The Forum is an organization of the seven Colorado River Basin States. Its purposes are to coordinate with federal agencies to implement the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program, harmonize salinity control efforts among the states, work with Congress to authorize and fund the Control Program, and promote efforts to reduce the salt loading to the Colorado River.
The Forum generally meets twice each year, alternating between the Upper and Lower Basins. Their 100th meeting was held in in Denver at the State Capitol on June 5 and 6. Colorado’s representatives on the Forum are David Robbins, Becky Mitchell, and Pat Pfaltzgraff. The Forum must be kept up to date on the very technical aspects of reducing salinity in the Colorado River. A major project component of this program – the Paradox Valley Unit - is located in Southwestern Colorado. This project annually removes about 100,000 tons of salt from the River.
The Forum is supported by a Work Group composed of technical representatives from the Basin States. They meet four to five times per year to track and coordinate the Control Program activities and keep lines of communication open among the States, federal agencies, and local organizations. The Water Congress was pleased to host the Work Group on June 3 and 4 in our new conference room that we share with the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority.
Happy hour starts at 4:30 pm and will include drinks, appetizers, and a speaker.
Happy Hour Location: 10 Barrel Brewing, 2620 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205
Speaker: Brent Newman from the Colorado Water Conservation Board will be speaking on the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan
Guest ticket purchases welcome. Please provide requested details for all ticket purchases.
$30 - Game
$10 - Happy Hour
$40 - Game & Happy Hour
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This award, established in 1980, is presented to that person exemplifying the courage, dedication, knowledge and leadership qualities shown by Wayne N. Aspinall in the development, protection and preservation of the water of the State of Colorado. The award need not necessarily be an annual one. Nominees may be any person who best demonstrated the “Aspinall” characteristics of leadership. The Aspinall Award shall be unique and meaningful in keeping with the qualities of the man for which the award was named. The leadership contribution shall have been significant in terms of the development, protection or preservation of some or all of Colorado’s waters. Copies of each “Wayne N. Aspinall Water Leader of the Year” Award shall be prominently displayed in the CWC office and on the CWC website.
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