Interview with UCRWG President Andy Miller

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Who has the right to the water in Grand County?

And how does water in Grand County end up flowing over the Continental Divide?

UCRWG Board President Andy Miller exploring the watershed by canoe.

Here at UCRWG, we’re fighting to protect the health and sustainability of the Upper Colorado River watershed for the long-term. To us, that means keeping the water that is in the watershed flowing through our streams and rivers, NOT increasing how much water is sent over to the Front Range before it even hits our watershed. Why? Because we see proposed increases in transbasin water diversions as threatening the ecological stability of the watershed as a whole.

But what are transbasin diversions? What’s going on with water in Grand County? And how is UCRWG President Andy Miller connected to your last overnight trip to the Broome hut?

Check out this in-depth interview with John Sanderson at Grand County Matters to learn more! Some great lunch time listening to learn more about Grand County.

UCRWG Research: Impact Fees and Sustainable Funding Sources

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At the request of a Fraser Citizen, UCRWG recently provided research on the feasibility of using an Impact Fee to help generate sustainable, long term funding for watershed restoration projects and water and sanitation infrastructure in the Upper Colorado River headwaters.

A report by Grand Environmental Services shows that a modest fee of as little as $2.00 per month from Denver Water customers could generate as much as $7,000,000 annually for projects in the Colorado River headwaters. That much-needed cash could be available in perpetuity to help assure consistent water quality and quantity for future generations, in turn benefiting both the Eastern and Western Slopes. Read More

Just Ask UCRWG

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The UCRWG team gets a lot of questions from the community about who we are and what we’re up to – and we love it! Being engaged with our local community and listening to all of the voices in the Upper Colorado River watershed is central to what we’re about here at UCRWG.

In keeping with our goal of actively engaging all of the stakeholder groups in our watershed, UCRWG team leader Geoff Elliott addressed some of the most common questions in a four-part series in the Sky-Hi News. Check out our “Ask UCRWG” series to find out more about what we’re about and where we’re going.

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