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Water issues to highlight El Jebel meeting

Colorado’s state climatologist will be one of the featured speakers at an annual meeting next week that focuses on issues in the Roaring Fork River watershed.

The State of the River meeting will be held Tuesday, May 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Eagle County Building in El Jebel.

State climatologist Nolan Doeskin will discuss local and statewide climate issues and their potential impacts on water supplies. The meeting will also feature a presentation by Xcel Energy on its Shoshone Hydro Plant in Glenwood Canyon.

Fish biologist Bill Miller will share results from his assessment of the impact of a flash flood last summer on Seven Castles Creek. The creek pumped tons of sediment into the Fryingpan River after a heavy downpour last August. Miller was hired to assess the effects on the habitat for trout and bugs.

The meeting is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Colorado River District, the Roaring Fork Conservancy and the Ruedi Water and Power Authority. For more information contact Jim Pokrandt of the Colorado River District at 945-8522 x 236 or e-mail edinfo@crwcd.org.

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