System Conservation Pilot Program public meeting in Pinedale Nov. 21
November 20, 2017
The Wyoming State Engineers Office will host a public meeting in Pinedale on Tuesday, November 21st to get input from water users on the Pilot System Water Conservation Program.
In October, the Upper Colorado River Commission (UCRC) issued a Request for Proposals for the program for the Upper Colorado River Basin. The RFP was for consideration of one year projects to be implemented in 2018. Facing declining levels in Lakes Powell and Mead, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and major water providers that depend on the Colorado River Basin supplies, have made available money for use in the Upper Colorado River Basin to fund the Pilot System Water Conservation Program. The UCRC is looking for conservation projects or activities that demonstrate the effectiveness of temporary, compensated, and voluntary water savings actions. The program is designed to develop and test tools that could potentially be used as part of a drought contingency plan to help protect storage within the Colorado River basin. The latest RFP was the fourth round of proposals that the UCRC, funding partners and Wyoming State Engineers Office will consider. All users of Colorado River water (Green and Little Snake River basins) were encouraged to develop a pilot project for consideration under the RFP.
The public meeting will be at 10:00AM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library.
For more information contact Charlie Ferrantelli at 307-777-6151, firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Wolff, 307-777-1942, email@example.com.