The Haxtun-Fleming Herald - What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

By Payton Liming
RRWCD Administration Assistant 

It's a once in a lifetime opportunity


(Courtesy photo from Carrie Lenz)

DIGNITARIES WHO witnessed Governor Jared Polis signing Senate bill 22-028 in Alamosa are pictured (l-r), Don Brown, RRWCD Board member, Rod Lenz, RRWCD Board President, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, Senator Cleave Simpson and the RGWCD General Manager from Alamosa, Dan Gibbs, Executive Director of the CO Department of Natural Resources and Colorado Representative Donald Valdez.

The combined teams from the Republican River Water Conservation District and the Rio Grande Water Conservation District recently announce the accomplishment of receiving unanimous approval of Senate Bill 22-028 (SB22-028) by the Colorado General Assembly.

Governor Polis signed the bill on Monday, May 23 in Alamosa. SB 22-028 provides $60 million ($30 million to each district) from American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funds to assist in the retirement of irrigated acres as required by compacts in each district.

The RRWCD is tasked by the State of Colorado with retiring 10,000 irrigated acr...

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