Four States Irrigation Council Annual Meeting Set for Jan. 11-12 in Fort Collins

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Timely and critical water-infrastructure issues will be at the center of discussions January 11-12, 2023, in Fort Collins, as ditch and irrigation company representatives, state and federal officials, farmers, and others convene for the Four States Irrigation Council’s 2023 Annual Meeting. 

The general public and media are also invited to attend the event, which will take place at the Hilton Fort Collins, located at 425 W. Prospect Road. 

Presentations during the annual meeting will cover some of the region’s critical water-infrastructure projects, interstate issues along the Colorado and South Platte rivers, and numerous other topics. Updates will also be provided by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials, the Family Farm Alliance, State Engineer office representatives, and other experts from across the Four States region, which includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Exhibitors at the event will showcase some of the latest innovations and provide attendees with up-to-date information on new products and services. 

The Headgate awards will again be presented during the Annual Meeting banquet. These awards are given to individuals who have been active and supportive of irrigation and water resources developments in the Four States region.

To learn more about the event and get registered, visit

About the Four States Irrigation Council 

The Four States Irrigation Council, established in 1952, serves as a forum for irrigators, irrigation and water districts, ditch companies, and others to discuss water-delivery and irrigation-related issues, exchange ideas and information, and develop solutions. The Four States annual meeting is held each January to discuss big-picture water-infrastructure issues and explore more specific topics, such as new developments in water measurement, remote-control canal operations, dam safety, on-farm irrigation efficiency, project financing, legal issues, and more. 

Four States – which also hosts biennial summer tours – promotes the wise use of the nation’s water resources and encourages effective and diverse use of this limited resource. Four States priorities are improving agricultural conservation, promoting the more efficient use of water, and balancing these needs with aquatic and wildlife concerns. 

Four States members include farmers, ditch and irrigation companies, water district employees and board members, engineers, university professors, extension agents, government officials, and others interested in irrigation and water infrastructure. Membership is open to anyone, and there are no annual dues or membership fees. To become a member, attend one of our events or visit and request to be added to the Four States mailing list.

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