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Governor Polis Announces Wildfire Mitigation and Forest Health Management Grants for Colorado Communities
Governor Jared Polis and Colorado Department of Natural Resources Executive Director Dan Gibbs were joined by state leaders, legislators, youth corps members, and water providers to announce an additional investment of $6.5 million in grants from Colorado’s Strategic Wildfire Action Program (COSWAP) for on-the-ground forest mitigation work and landscape scale watershed projects throughout Colorado.
The Colorado Department of Natural Resources announced that Michael Cunningham has been selected as the next Director of the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS)
A Future With Certainty: Colorado River Commissioner Speaks on Tough Road Ahead for Post-2026 Negotiations
Rebecca Mitchell, Colorado’s Upper Colorado River Commissioner, spoke to a sold-out crowd at the Colorado Water Congress's Annual Convention in Aurora, CO this week. She shared an update on the state’s negotiation positioning, and the reality of difficult roads ahead, as the states and Tribal Nations work to find sustainable solutions for 40 million people who rely on the Colorado River in the arid southwest.
The Colorado Division of Water Resources announced that as of January 16, 2024, new rules governing the measurement of surface and groundwater diversions and storage are now in effect for Division 6. The division includes the Yampa, White, Green and North Platte River basins.