Scott Hummer: Good-bye from Summit’s water commissioner |

Scott Hummer: Good-bye from Summit’s water commissioner

Scott Hummer
Water Commissioner Dist. 36, Summit County

After 21 years of service, I am writing to inform you that I have made a decision to leave my position as water commissioner for the Blue River Basin. I have accepted a position to manage a large mutual ditch and reservoir company located in Larimer and Weld counties.

It has been my sincere honor and privilege to have initiated the first full-time water administration in this complex and contentious river basin. As I transition to this new position, I will make myself available to all for questions regarding administration and operations within the basin while the Division of Water Resources moves forward to find my replacement. I will begin my new job April 1, and my contact phone number will be (970) 352-0222.

My last day of work for the state will be March 14.

As always, you are cordially invited to attend the annual Blue River Basin, “State of the River Forum.” This year marks the 18th anniversary of our local water meeting, sponsored by the Colorado River Water Conservation District and the Blue River Watershed Group. Representatives from several water agencies will present information related to this year’s snow pack, run-off, stream flow, water storage, and weather forecasts as well as local water administration issues.

The CRWCD/BRWG “State of the River Forum” is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 3 at the Summit Community and Senior Center in Frisco.

I encourage you to attend the “State of the River Forum,” as a variety of seasonal, operational, and administrative topics will be covered by the speakers involved. The Blue River Basin is currently and will continue to be under strict water administration. Increased demand for water from a diverse list of water right owners and well users dictates such administration in order to protect existing vested water rights.

If you have questions or comments please contact the Glenwood Springs office at your convenience, (970) 945-5665.

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