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CSU sponsors first Poudre River Forum Feb. 8

January 22, 2014

The Cache la Poudre River is life-blood for Northern Colorado.

Poudre River ForumPoudre River Forum
10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8
The Ranch Events Complex

In recognition of its importance to the area, the community is invited to the first Poudre River Forum, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland.

The forum, “The Poudre: Working River/Healthy River,” will focus on all of the river’s stakeholders, representing perspectives from agricultural, municipal, business, recreational and environmental backgrounds.

The Poudre RiverTopics

  • The water rights of agricultural and municipal diverters;
  • Where the water in the Poudre comes from and what it does for us;
  • Ecological factors such as flow, temperature, fish and sedimentation.

The forum will feature presentations and dialogue, including remarks by State Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs about how the Poudre itself was the site of early conflict and cooperation leading to the development of the doctrine of prior appropriation in the West, and how water law has evolved in recent years.

Celebration to follow

Following the event, a celebration of the river will be held until 6 p.m. with refreshments and jazz by the Poudre River Irregulars.

Pre-registration required

Pre-registration is required by Jan. 31. The cost is $25; students 18 and under are free and scholarships are available. To register, visit the website.

The event is sponsored by The Poudre Runs Through It Study/Action Work Group facilitated by CSU’s Colorado Water Institute.