2020 Arkansas River Basin Tour

(Note: The tour is still currently proceeding as “normal,” however we are actively monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and will respond accordingly. If the tour is postponed, existing registrations will automatically be rolled over to the new dates, and refunds will be made available to anyone unable to attend the new dates.)

Register now and get on the bus for our two-day Annual River Basin Tour June 2-3. You and 50-60 other water professionals, agricultural producers, educators, and interested community members will have the opportunity to ride on our coach bus to tour the Lower Arkansas River up-close. Members of the Colorado State Legislature’s Interim Water Resources Review Committee will be participating in the tour. Along the way, you will meet the people striving toward a sound water future for the economies and habitats of southeastern Colorado. We will visit a diversity of sites and discuss these topics and others:

– New Pueblo Dam Hydroelectric Plant
– Southern Delivery System Pump Station
– Water quality projects
– Agricultural operations
– Agricultural water efficiency project(s)
– Water sharing project(s)
– John Martin Reservoir

Topics will include the Arkansas Basin Roundtable Basin Implementation Plan, water quality, water storage and water-sharing to meet an anticipated supply gap, alternative water transfers, the agricultural economy of the southeastern Colorado, Kansas-Colorado Arkansas River Compact compliance, and much more.

Cost and inclusions:

Cost: $295 member / $345 non-member before April 15. After April 15, $330 member / $380 non-member

This two-day tour includes lunches both days and dinner on June 2. We are unable to offer one-day registrations at this time.

A limited number of full or partial scholarships will be available based on need. Scholarships will apply to registration costs, but not hotel and other expenses. If you need a scholarship to participate, please complete this questionnaire.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Scott Williamson by email at scott@wateredco.org or call 720-398-6438. We kindly request two weeks notice of need for accommodations.


The tour will begin and end in La Junta. The meeting time will be 7:30 am on Tuesday, June 2, and the tour will conclude at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, June 3. Our tour bus will take you to all tour stops each day. Participants are responsible for their own lodging.


We have arranged a discounted room block at the Holiday Inn Express in La Junta, where the tour begins and ends, for your convenience. Check this page for more details to come.

Lodging at the Holiday Inn is not required, and La Junta has other accommodations available.

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Learn more here

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With thanks to our sponsors

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