Water on the Western Slope: Drought contingency planning, climate variability, and what does it all mean?

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The Western Colorado Conservation Center and the Delta Conservation District will host a free workshop March 13, 2019 at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Peter Goble, CSU Climatologist and Drought Specialist, who is also the Colorado Coordinator for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network, will speak about his current work on research projects aimed at deepening our understanding of how changes and variations in our state’s climate impact the ag community.  Peter states, “There is a list of things that we look at as climatologists that make your climate more naturally variable. Is it in the middle latitude? Yes, we are in the middle latitude. These tend to be more variable. Is it intercontinental? Yes, we are intercontinental. That tends to be more variable. Is it higher elevation? Once again, welcome to Colorful Colorado.”

Also on the agenda to speak is well known and respected Colorado River District Deputy Chief Engineer, Dave Kanzer.  His main topic will be “Contingency Planning: aka expecting the unexpected in the Colorado River Basin.”  This will include the Colorado Drought Contingency Plan; what can we expect if Arizona and California don’t adopt plans and; how this will affect the Lower Gunnison and North Fork areas.

This is a free workshop and the public is invited.

  Events, Programs, Watershed
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