Northern Water’s fall water users’ meeting on Nov. 7 will feature two panel discussions on Colorado wildfires’ impacts to water supplies. Panelists include Lisa Voytko, water production manager for City of Fort Collins, and Jon Monson, director of the water and sewer department for Greeley.
Northern Water hosts the meetings each spring and fall to discuss the seasonal water supply and other important water-related issues. The Nov. 7 meeting will include a review of the drought-ridden 2012 water year and updates on the Northern Integrated Supply and Windy Gap Firming projects.
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Patty Limerick, Center of the American West director, is the keynote speaker over lunch, which is provided for pre-registrants. The meeting will be at UNC’s University Center Ballroom, 2045 10th Avenue in Greeley, and starts with check-in at 7:30 a.m. and speakers at 8 a.m.
Members of the public may register through Nov. 5 using the calendar link at www.northernwater.org or by leaving a voicemail at 970-622-2220. The voicemail should include attendees’ names and affiliations and whether they will be eating lunch.
Northern Water is a public agency created in 1937 to contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to build the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, which collects water on the West Slope and delivers it to the East Slope through a 13-mile tunnel that runs underneath Rocky Mountain National Park. Northern Water’s boundaries encompass portions of eight counties, about 640,000 irrigated acres and a population of about 850,000. For more information, visit www.northernwater.org.