On Sept. 17, representatives from the Western Slope Conservation Center (WSCC), Colorado Canyons Association (CCA), River Restoration Adventures for Tomorrow (RRAFT), and the Cross-Watershed Network (XWN) met up at the Cottonwood Grove campsite on the banks of the Lower Gunnison River near Delta to establish a common vision for future collaboration in the Gunnison Gorge and Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA). These organizations work to provide educational opportunities, support river restoration projects, recruit volunteers and conduct citizen science along Western Colorado landscapes with a variety of partners including the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and community organizations.
About 20 AmeriCorps VISTA members are working with the Grand Junction-based Western Colorado Conservation Center over the next two weeks on a collaborative effort to clear Russian olive from the banks of the North Fork and Gunnison rivers in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area.
Water managers for the Gunnison Basin are saying that with predicted inflows to Blue Mesa of 525,000 to 580,000 acre feet, this year's water yield is classified as an "average dry" year.
Information on the current state of the Gunnison Basin water supplies was provided by state and federal officials at the annual Gunnison Basin State of the River report in Montrose on Monday.
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