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.
Roaring Fork Conservancy has partnered with Ruedi Water and Power Authority (RWAPA) to bring together local water providers to build and share messaging encouraging residents and visitors to conserve water this summer. The informal group meets regularly to discuss municipal water issues guided by the 2015 Regional Water Efficiency Plan, and has prioritized unified messaging to share actionable ways to reduce household water use indoors and out. Messages will be shared weekly via social media and RFC’s website at www.roaringfork.org/drought. The first message focuses on low-water and drought tolerant planting and will be released on Monday, May 10.
Water Provider Partners include:
City of Aspen
Snowmass Water and Sanitation Department
Town of Basalt
Town of Carbondale
City of Glenwood Springs
Questions can be directed to Heather Lewin, Science and Policy Director at Roaring Fork Conservancy, at email@example.com.