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Congratulations to Dave Johnson, 2020 Robert Billingsley River Conservator Award Recipient

Roaring Fork Conservancy staff, board and National Council were excited to finally be able to honor David Johnson with the 2020 Robert Billingsley River Conservator Award. Typically, this is awarded at our annual River Rendezvous fundraiser which took a hiatus last year, so it was our pleasure to gather in person on August 26 for a more intimate celebration of Dave's contributions to the Roaring Fork Watershed...

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Weekly River Report

October 21, 2021 - 


Streams across the Roaring Fork Watershed are flowing about the same as last week. The Crystal River is flowing slightly above average for this time of the year largely due to the end of growing and irrigation season, after flowing below normal all summer. The Roaring Fork River continues to decrease in flows due to a combination of drought, below average snowpack from last winter, and transbasin water diversions. Finally, water releases from Ruedi Reservoir are ramping down for the season, with Fryingpan River flows dropping from 129 cfs to 80 cfs in one week, and an additional decrease of 30 cfs on Friday. Every stream has a story to tell and after studying them for 25 years, the current “behavior” of the Crystal, Roaring Fork and Fryingpan rivers are what we would expect for this time of the year.

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Roaring Fork Conservancy Partners with RWAPA and local municipalities to encourage water conservation this summer

As we head into the summer of 2021, dry conditions from below average snowpack compound with dry soils from the summer of 2020 to land the Roaring Fork Valley in a Severe to Extreme drought as designated by the Colorado Drought Monitor on April 27, 2021...

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16th Annual Roaring Fork Watershed Photo Contest

Calling ALL photographers!  The 16th Annual Roaring Fork Watershed Photo Contest is now underway.  We are looking for amateur and professional photographers to capture the beauty of the streams, lakes, meadows, peaks, people and wildlife in the Roaring Fork Watershed.

For details and submission guidelines, please visit the photo contest homepage

Photos must be submitted by November 14, 2021.

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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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Celebrate RFC's 25th Birthday!

Join us at Roaring Fork Conservancy’s River Center on Tuesday, November 9th from 12-1:30pm to celebrate 25 years of bringing people together to protect our rivers!

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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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