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State workshop will look at protecting streams

DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT

SUMMIT COUNTY ” State efforts to protect stream environments will be discussed during a Feb. 13 of the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB).

An instream flow and natural lake level workshop will be the venue for recommending new streams that could be added to the program in coming years. The CWCB’s instream flow program acquires water rights in streams to protect the environment “to a reasonable degree.”

Many streams in Summit County, including the Blue and Snake Rivers, are included in the state program, which sets minimum flows based on levels deemed critical to support fish populations.

The workshop is an opportunity for state and federal cooperators and all other members of the public to provide detailed instream flow and natural lake level recommendations to the CWCB board and staff and to indicate where they intend to concentrate their data collection efforts in future years.

For more information regarding this workshop, contact Jeff Baessler at (303) 866-3906 or (720) 289-1273. For more information about Colorado Water Conservation Board go to: http://cwcb.state.co.us.

CWCB instream flow workshop, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This workshop will be held at the Colorado History Museum, located at 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203.