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Weekly River Report

October 15, 2020


Drought conditions worsened throughout the state in the last week. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 76% of Colorado is experiencing extreme and exceptional drought; the two highest intensities of drought. Persistently windy and warm days continue to dry vegetation and soils, keeping fire danger high. Stage 1 fire restrictions are in place throughout the Roaring Fork Watershed and officials ask everyone heed the restrictions. Will drought, low stream flows and increasing wildfires continue to be a pattern for western Colorado?  Andy Mueller from the Colorado River District will discuss this and more during this evening’s Brooksher Watershed Institute presentation, Rising Temperatures and Declining Flows: The Current and Likely Future of the Colorado River Basin. Additional details and registration can be found at

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Roaring Fork Conservancy Offers Ways to Stay Connected to Roaring Fork Valley Rivers

In addition to sharing beautiful photos of the Roaring Fork Watershed on both Facebook and Instagram, RFC is streaming and posting educational videos and activities for the families in our greater community now sheltered at home. At this link visitors can...


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2019 Annual Report Available

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Regional water providers collaborate to protect drinking water supplies and need your help

The beautiful area we live, play and work in are headwaters to an abundance of rivers and streams; sources of someone’s drinking water supply.  We all have a responsibility to KEEP IT CLEAN because many people downstream depend on it! How do we educate residents and visitors about protecting these sensitive areas? Read more...

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2020 Voters' Guide to Water Issues

Roaring Fork Conservancy is pleased to present yet another edition of the Voters’ Guide to Water Issues in the Roaring Fork Valley and Beyond. 

RFC asked candidates in local, state, and federal races for their responses to two water related questions. This online edition presents a non-biased forum for candidates to express their qualifications and platforms on water issues affecting the Roaring Fork Watershed and the state of Colorado...


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Roaring Fork Conservancy

PHONE: (970) 927-1290

PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621

22800 Two Rivers Road
Basalt, CO 81621

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