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The Republican River Water Conservation District is an independent entity that is entirely self-governed. The Colorado State Legislature created the District in 2004 to assure local involvement in the State’s efforts to comply with the Republican River Compact between Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. The fifteen members of the Board of Directors are residents of the basin appointed by the Commissioners of local counties, Boards of ground water management districts, and the Colorado Ground Water Commission.

The District promotes conservation through voluntary participation. By utilizing federal programs, the District has brought in millions of federal dollars to offer financial incentives to producers who voluntarily retire water rights to reduce consumptive use to the stream flows. These water retirements reinforce the District’s efforts to conserve the Ogallala Aquifer for future generations.

Current focus toward compact compliance is through a $60,000,000 locally funded pipeline project. The water source for the pipeline comes from existing irrigation wells with pumping limited to historic use. The compact compliance pipeline was completed on April 4, 2014.

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Posted - Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Accepting Sealed Bids for Dryland Acres Cash Lease

The Republican River Water Conservation District Water Activity Enterprise (RRWCD WAE) is accepting sealed bids for a 1-year cash lease on approximately 407 dryland acres, which includes 40 acres of dryland alfalfa, located 17 miles southeast of Wray, CO. The successful bidder will be required to submit a cropping plan as a condition of obtaining the lease, as well as execute a lease document negotiated between the District and the bidder. The successful bidder will also be required to submit a credit reference letter from their lender. Bids must be submitted to Wray State Bank, Attn: Pete Wilson, 300 Clay Street, Wray, CO, 80758, prior to 3:00 p.m. MST on May 5, 2017. Bids must be marked: RRWCD Dryland Lease Bid on the outside of the envelope.  For more information contact the RRWCD at 970-332-3552, email at deb.daniel@rrwcd.com, or visit the RRWCD office at 410 Main Street, Ste 8, Wray, CO 80758. The RRWCD WAE reserves the right to refuse any or all bids. 



 
 
Posted - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

 
Administrative Assistant Position

The Republican River Water Conservation District is taking applications for the position of Administrative Assistant to work in the District office in Wray, CO.  This full-time position has the responsibility for managing the day-to-day RRWCD office activities.  This includes receptionist duties, correspondence, bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, assist in budget preparation, assist in the audit, program payments, record filing, organize teleconference meetings, disseminate meeting notices, prepare Board packets, take and draft meeting minutes, arrange facilities and catering for meetings, compile water use fee lists, invoice commercial and municipal well users for water usage, and update website.

High school diploma or GED equivalent and valid driver’s license mandatory.  Knowledge and experience in letter writing, word processing, computer data base and spreadsheet programs, and accounting are a plus.
Telephone and reception skills, the ability to create, modify and utilize spreadsheets, word processing programs, database programs, and website technical skills.
Must be able to work well with other persons and entities, learn and understand the various water retirement and conservation programs utilized by the RRWCD, communicate well and have good public relations.  Position is subject to controlled substance test (i.e. drug test).

Position receives an annual salary, paid monthly, vacation, sick leave, PERA retirement. Salary range $28,000 - $40,000 with starting salary to be based upon experience.

To obtain a copy of the job description, please call 970-332-3552 or email.  Friday, May 5th, is the deadline for submitting a cover letter, resume and a list of contact information for 3 recommendations.  Send these documents to RRWCD, 410 Main Street, Suite 8, Wray, CO, 80758, or by email to deb.daniel@rrwcd.com.  Insert “APPLICATION” in the subject line.



 
 
Posted - Monday, April 03, 2017


Republican River Water Conservation District
 Quarterly Board Meeting

Thursday,
 July 13, 2017

Holyoke, Colorado

Notice to be posted in the future

 
Announcements
RRCA Resolutions - Monday, August 29, 2016


08-23-2016 To view the signed 'Resolution by the Republican River Water Conservation District Board of Directors Regarding Resolving Certain Issues Between the States of Kansas & Colorado Regarding the Republican River Compact', click here.

08-24-2016 To view the signed 'Resolution Regarding Required Changes to the RRCA Accounting Procedures & Reporting Requirements Regarding Non-Irrigation Season Canal Diversions for Groundwater Recharge Purposes', click here.

08-24-2016 To view the signed 'Resolution Approving Long-Term Agreements Related to the Operation of Harlan County Lake for Compact Call Years', click here.

08-24-2016 To view the signed 'Resolution by the Republican River Compact Administration Approving Operation and Accounting for the Colorado Compact Pipeline and Colorado's Compliance Efforts in the South Fork Republican River Basin', click here.

08-24-2016 To view the revised Republican River Compact Administration Rules & Regulations, click here.

 
The Jim Hutton Educational Foundation Lawsuit Information

Date:           
02-23-2015  
Hutton Foundation vs State Engineer Dick Wolfe - For a copy of the complaint,
click here.

10-08-2015  
To view the public notice served by the Hutton Foundation on the RRWCD,
click here

10-28-2015  
To view the article submitted by RRWCD titled 'Hutton Foundation Forced to Notifiy Well Owners,' 
click here

03-21-2016 
The Colorado Judicial Branch's website, which has a current list of documents filed in the Hutton Foundation lawsuit case #15CW3018,
click here

08-29-2016  
To view the Order Granting the Colorado Ground Water Commission's Motion to Dismiss Jim Hutton Educational Foundation's Second Claim for Relief and a Portion of Jim Hutton Educational Foundation's Third Claim for Relief,
click here.


Contact Information

410 Main Street – Suite 8
Wray, CO 80758
970-332-3552
970-332-3553 FAX
Contact Us

Office hours 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Monday thru Friday), closed 12:00 – 12:30 for lunch

Posting Location – The official locations for posting District information is the bulletin board at the Yuma County Courthouse in Wray, and here on the Official Posting Place.

RRWCD Meeting Dates

The dates for the regular quarterly board meetings have been set by statute to be the second Thursday of January, April, July and October.  The dates for the next 12 months are: 

July 13, 2017 - Holyoke, CO
 
October 12, 2017 - Wray, CO

January 11, 2018 - Burlington, CO

April 12, 2018 - Yuma, CO

Legislative Reports

UPDATED! To access the Legislative reports to the Colorado Legislature bills we are following for the district, click here

News

To read the article submitted by RRWCD President Rod Lenz, click here.

To read the Tip Jack water right Findings of Fact & Conclusions, click here

RRWCD Receives Report on Judge Hartmann's Decision in Hutton Foundation vs. State Engineer. To read the full article submitted by Deb Daniel, click here.

Hutton Lawsuit Threatens Shut Down of Irrigation Wells in the Republican River Basin. To read the full article submitted by the RRWCD, click here.

The Compact Compliance Pipeline is operating! To read the full article submitted by Deb Daniel, click here.

Special Master William Kayatta, Jr. issued his report in the United States Supreme Court case where Kansas sued Nebraska for damages for Nebraska's compact violations for 2005 and 2006. To view the report, click here

Arbitrator Martha O. Pagel has issued her report on the Colorado Compact Compliance Pipeline dispute pursuant to the Final Settlement Stipulation. To view the report, click here.

Arbitrator Martha O. Pagel has issued her report on the Bonny Reservoir Proposal dispute to Final Settlement Stipulation. To view the report, click here.

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