2020 Arkansas River Basin Tour
After careful thought and consideration of Covid-19 precautions necessary to keep the community safe, this tour has been postponed to June 2021. We hope that you will join us then!
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.
Registration will open in spring 2021.