Colorado River District @coloradoriverdistrict

Join us on September 18 in Grand Junction for our 16th Annual Colorado River Water Seminar!

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Join us in Grand Junction for our 16th Annual Colorado River Water Seminar — Registration is now open — LINK IN BIO!! . . Hear from national experts about current conditions, trends and future challenges associated with the “hardest working river in North America” – the Colorado River.“ . . Uncertainty: You can count on it — Feast or famine on the Colorado River” is the theme of this year’s affordable, one-day briefing on important Colorado River challenges. As the theme suggests, the historical poor snow year of 2018 was completely reversed by the healthy snowpack of 2019 and the unusual runoff, which continues to be strong. . . . But 2019 was only the fifth above-average year in the last 19 water years, and will not reduce long-term pressures on the Colorado River system. This year’s seminar will explore Drought Contingency Plans in the Colorado River basin intended to address uncertain hydrology, warming temperatures and low reservoir levels at Lakes Powell and Mead. . . The cost to attend is $35 in advance and $45 at the door; the cost includes lunch. #westslopebestslope #coloradoriver #grandjunction @gjdailysentinel @downtowngj @gjfreepress @junctionevents @grandjunction

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last month

Here’s a #FreshPerspective of the important connection between Western Colorado’s forest lands and the #WaterResources we’re working to conserve. . . . #WestSlope #headwaters #ColoradoRiverBasin #publiclands #boundbytheriver

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June 2019

Western Colorado’s agricultural lands add immense value to our local economies and our quality of life too — just one of many reasons why we’re working to keep #WestSlope water on the Western Slope!

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June 2019

At the Colorado River District, we’ve been protecting (and enjoying ) Western Colorado water since 1937. Follow us today to learn more about our efforts to keep Western Slope water on the Western Slope!

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June 2019

Snowpack in the #westelkrange provides water for irrigated agriculture in the #crystalriver valley below.

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April 2019

Full rivers make for happy water users on Colorado’s #WesternSlope Winter #snowpack in the #westelkrange supplies agricultural, recreational, municipal, industrial and environmental needs downstream. #boundbytheriver #YourRiverYourRiverDistrict

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April 2019

Thankful for a great snowpack as we head into #runoff season in the #coloradoriver basin! #snowtodayflowtomorrow

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December 2018

Winter settles in on Black Canyon of the Gunnsion National Park, where the #GunnisonRiver drops an average of 43 feet per mile through the canyon. That’s SIX TIMES more than the #ColoradoRiver through the #GrandCanyon ! #regram 📸 = @usinterior @blackcanyonnps #westslopebestslope

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December 2018

#Snowpack is looking good in the #headwaters this year with early season snow totals at 136% of the median in the Upper #ColoradoRiver Basin. Follow us for #WestSlope #snow and #flow beta throughout the year! ———————————————————————- 📸 creds = @senorblanco

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October 2018

Walking into winter like... #winteriscoming #snowpack #watershed #SnowTodayFlowTomorrow

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October 2018

Needed #precipitation in the #gunnisonriver basin has brought some flow back to creeks and streams throughout the #watershed #toolittletoolate ? 2018 was one of the worst water years on record for the #gunnison and broader #ColoradoRiver basins...

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October 2018

The autumn colors around #paoniareservoir may be nice, but this is not a pretty site. 2018 stacked up as one of the worst water years on record for the #GunnisonRiver basin and for the entire #ColoradoRiver basin. Follow us today for important info and updates on #westslope #colorado water issues. #northfork

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September 2018

Concerned about water supply? Us too! Join us on Friday September 14th at the Two Rivers Convention Center in #GrandJunction to learn more about #ColoradoRiver issues affecting more than 40million water users throughout the American West!Registration link in bio. #CRDseminar #cowater @gjdailysentinel @cowatershed @cowatertrust @watereducationco @midcowatershed

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July 2018

Low #river flows causes #Colorado Parks & Wildlife to ask public to voluntarily limit fishing times to cooler times of day #watertoohot #reducefishstress #westernslope 📷 = Will Sardinsky

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July 2018

Just beginning its scorching, 1,400 mile trip through 7 states and 2 countries ... and by the time the journey is over, the #coloradoriver will have provided food, fiber, and water to more than 40 MILLION people #coriver #headedwest #fridaynightlights #coag #crwua #westslope #corivers #colorfulcolorado #thegreatoutdoors #summerlovin #nofilter

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July 2018

The Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area allows its visitors to #focus on two of life’s most important and most inseparable things: WATER and FISHING. 📷 props @senorblanco #gunnisongorgeflyfishing #gunnisonnationalforest #westslopebestslope #boundbytheriver #summerlovin

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July 2018

Smoke-filled skies on the #westernslope this week serve as a reminder of the threat that #wildfire poses to our health, safety, and ultimately our watersheds.

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May 2018

Summer recreation in the #ColoradoRiverBasin contributes to our local economies on the #WesternSlope and its a whole lot of fun, too!!! #boundbytheriver #funinthesun ☀️ #westslopebestslope 📷= @jeffjohndavlyn

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May 2018

And so it begins. #springrunoff This one high in the #RMNP Rocks soon to be submerged. Follow us for more water runoff pics!

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April 2018

#dillonreservoir is the largest water storage facility for denver_water AKA: Lake Dillon #DillonColorado 26 miles of shoreline Water management is key to providing water year round. Follow us for more insight to #water 📷=Holly.Mandarich

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April 2018

We want/need it to #keepsnowing ! #maroonbells Snowpack is our largest “reservoir” 📷= @TravisEssinger

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April 2018

Mother Nature and Old Man Winter are not done yet - as another slug of moisture takes aim at the Colorado River Basin snow- and water-sheds this weekend! #coloradoriverbasin #marbleco tooth of chair mtn 📷 = @artfuladventureburrows

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March 2018

#greenriver #prettyinpink #whitewaterrafting #nrsweb #dinosaurnationalmonument #gatesofladore Follow us for more photos from within our district 📷 = @jeffjohndavlyn

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March 2018

Beauty high in the Rocky Mtns where the mighty #ColoradoRiver begins and ultimately serves over 40 million people. Follow us to learn more about her greatness #treesilhouette #skyglow #sunset 📷=Brian Erickson

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March 2018

Snow falling in the Colorado Rocky Mountains today = our water source tomorrow. Follow us to learn more about our efforts to safeguard water supplies. #letitsnow #didyoutakeityet 📷=Hunter Bryant

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March 2018

On the #ColoradoRiver above Dotsero #Colorado The Colorado River District likes #muddywater as it often indicates #snowismelting and creating #runoff Follow us as we follow the #river on the #WesternSlope 📷 = @artfuladventureburrows @watershedscienceanddesign

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April 2019

From fresh groomers to fresh greens, the River District is working to protect #ColoradoRiver supplies for all water users on the #WesternSlope #snowtodayflowtomorrow #BoundByTheRiver #skicolorado #COwater #ColoradoAgriculture

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March 2018

Heavy snowfall on the mainstem of the #coloradoriver this afternoon. Good opportunity to #SlowDown for some needed precipitation on the #WesternSlope

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March 2018

Today’s snow is tomorrow’s river. #freetheheel #skiing #sunset #amazing #skiingislife 📷 = Will Sardinsky

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February 2018

#goldmedal #colorado #fishing 📷=Will Sardinsky for the original. We added the medals. www.ColoradoRiverDistrict.org

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February 2018

This is a beautiful sight over #grandlakecolorado ! Must have #clouds to get our #snowpack Must have snowpack to get our #water Follow us to learn more about how we are contributing to cloud-seeding AKA #weather modification. @visitgrandlake @grandlakeofficial #snowflake 📷 = Nathan Anderson

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February 2018

#GunnisonRiver as it meanders toward the #ColoradoRiver #waterforag #foodforyou Follow us to learn more about our efforts to safeguard the resources of the #ColoradoRiverBasin @gunnison_angling_society #curecanti 📷 = unknown but clearly awesome

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February 2018

February 8, 2018 Mt. Crested Butte - half the snowpack it usually is on this date — follow us for more #snowpack updates. #willnotpanic because of #waterplanning @skicrestedbutte @travelcrestedbutte 📷DK

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February 2018

Bird’s-eye view of the confluence of the Gunnison and North Fork Rivers. Along #CO State Highway 133 on the south side of McClure Pass. #coloradoriver #fishing #flyfishing @westernstatecoloradouniversity

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January 2018

@Ridgwayreservoir #ridgwayreservoir Built as part of the Dallas Creek Project - serves the Uncompahgre Valley, Colorado @UncompahgreValleyFisherman

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January 2018

This just happened- a foot of snow on Africa’s Sahara Desert. “We’ll have what they’re having.” #snowmatters

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January 2018

The average annual flows for the Yampa River in northwest Colorado are 1.3 million acre feet. Artwork @Burrows , Ajax Design.

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January 2018

Chilly morning for a #duckhunt on the Colorado. Irrigated agricultural lands sustain thousands of acres of habitat for #waterfowl and #hunting opportunities along the #ColoradoRiver corridor. #pacificflyway #coloradowaterfowl @coparkswildlife @ducksunlimitedinc

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December 2017

Glenwood Canyon provides some important #newyear #reflection #ColoradoRiver #RunningRivers #WestSlopeBestSlope #moresnowplease ❄️

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December 2017

Q: What did the duck say when she bought lipstick? A: Put it on my bill. Don’t be caught swimming against the current when it comes to #coloradoriver planning. Visit www.ColoradoRiverDistrict to learn more about how we line up ducks for protection for and security of water. Snow on the banks of the Colorado River a #Beautifulsight !

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December 2017

🎶 Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!! 🎶 Happy holidays from ours to yours! #WestSlopeBestSlope #andahappynewyear

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November 2017

Feeling very #thankful that we get to live and work in such incredible places! 📸 = @JeffJohnDavlyn #RunningRivers #WestSlopeBestSlope

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November 2017

At the Colorado River District, we're working to safeguard instream flows for #anglers in the #GunnisonRiver Basin and across Colorado's #WesternSlope ! #flyfishcolorado #flyfishgunnison #boundbytheriver 📷= @taylor_grote

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October 2017

Wishing we were on the #gunnisongorge this #weekend ! #WestSlope #RunningRivers #Boundbytheriver 📷= @senorblanco

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October 2017

Colorado River photo taken from Trough Road in Eagle County Colorado.

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October 2017

On the #ColoradoRiver and throughout the American West #waterislife -- Follow us to learn more about our efforts to safeguard the resources of the Colorado River Basin #boundbytheriver 📷 = @senorblanco

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