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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. Projected completion of the compact compliance pipeline is in 2014.

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Posted - Friday, September 26, 2014


Republican River Water Conservation District to Hold Regular Quarterly Board Meeting


Date:               Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time:               10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Agenda:            Approve minutes of previous meetings; General Manager’s report and approve quarterly financial report and expenditures; receive program updates and reports, including reports from the RRWCD’s engineer and legal counsel; recognize appointments of Directors for new terms from Kit Carson & Phillips Counties, and the Arikaree & Marks Butte Ground Water Management Districts; report on negotiations with Kansas regarding the Compact Compliance Pipeline Resolution and Bonny Reservoir Resolution; election of Officers; review Committee Assignments; approve resolution to hold special Board meeting in Greeley, CO; hold budget hearing on proposed 2015 budget; consider and approve budget and appropriations for 2015; as well as other matters.

                        Public Comment at 1:00 PM
 
If necessary, the RRWCD Board of Directors will hold an executive session to receive legal advice on legal questions and litigation concerning South Fork water rights; to discuss and determine positions, develop strategies, and instruct negotiators concerning the purchase or lease of water rights; and to receive advice on legal questions related to the purchase or lease of water rights; and to discuss personnel matters.
 
Location:           Cobblestone Inn & Suites – Meeting Room
                        35952 Hwy 385
                        Wray, Colorado 80758

For further information concerning the details of this meeting, please contact:
Deb Daniel, General Manager
Republican River Water Conservation District
Phone: 1-970-332-3552 Email deb.daniel@rrwcd.com


 

 
Posted - Friday, September 26, 2014


Republican River Water Conservation District
 Quarterly Board Meeting

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Burlington, Colorado

Notice & Agenda to be posted in the future

 
State of the Basin Symposium Presentations

These are the presentations from the 2014 Republican River Water Conservation District State of the Basin Symposium held on March 17th, 2014 at the Wray High School Auditorium.
Video produced by Stormy Productions, www.StormyProductions.tv or (970) 630-5886.


To watch all of the presentations,
click here.

To watch Justice Gregory Hobbs presentation on the History of Water Law in the Northern High Plains, 
click here.

To watch State Engineer Dick Wolfe & CO Assistant Attorney General Scott Steinbrecher's presentation on the Republican River Compact Administration Report, and the Compact Compliance Pipeline and Bonny Arbitration, click here.

To watch RRWCD Pipeline Technical Advisory Committee Chairman Tim Pautler's presentation on the Compact Compliance Pipeline, click here.

To watch Jim Slattery's, Slattery & Hendrix Engineering, presentation on the Groundwater Quantity Analysis, click here.

To watch Congressman Cory Gardner's presentation, click here.

To watch CSU Facilitator MaryLou Smith's presentation on the Water Preservation Partnership, click here. 

To watch CSU Ag Economics Professor Chris Goemans presentation on the Economic Impact With and Without Water Conservation, click here.

To watch the Manager of Northwest KS Groundwater Management District 4 Katherine Wilkins-Wells' presentation on the efforts in Kansas and the LEMA Program, click here.

To watch the Manager of Frenchman & Cambridge Irrigation District Brad Edgerton's presentation on the conservation efforts in Nebraska, click here.

To watch RRWCD General Manager Deb Daniel's presentation of the CO State Water Plan, click here.

To watch RRRWCD Conservation Committee Member Rod Lenz's closing comments, click here.

To watch the public comment session, click here.


Contact Information

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


October 9, 2014 - Wray, CO

January 8, 2015 - Burlington, CO

April 9, 2015 - Yuma, CO
 
July 9, 2015 - Holyoke, CO

Legislative Reports

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

News


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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