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We are working hard to preserve agricultural legacies

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Why We Exist

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RRWCD Basin history!

The Colorado State Legislature created the District in 2004 to assure local involvement in the State’s efforts to comply with the Republican River Compact between Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. Members of the Board of Directors are residents of the basin appointed by the Commissioners of local counties, Boards of ground water management districts, and the Colorado Ground Water Commission.

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Our Administrative Staff

Deb Daniel

Deb Daniel

General Manager

Serving since April, 2011

Email: deb.daniel@rrwcd.com
Phone: (970) 332-3552

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Deb Daniel was named General Manager of the Republican River Water Conservation District in April, 2011. Deb has been involved in agriculture throughout her career. She served as the general manager of the Irrigation Research Foundation in Yuma, CO, 1998-2001. In 2006, she was selected as the general manager of the Plains and East Cheyenne Ground Water Management Districts.

Water and agriculture have been the focus of her career.  Pursuing the preservation of the ag-based economy in northeastern Colorado is her passion.

Deb and her husband, Steve, live in Burlington, CO where he owns an electrical contracting business. Steve and Deb like to travel and are active in their church.  Deb enjoys gardening, spending time with family/friends and meeting new ones. They have 4 children and 4 beautiful grandchildren.

Reon McBride

Reon McBride

Finance & Office Manager

Serving since September, 2022

Email: reon.mcbride@rrwcd.com
Phone: (970) 332-3552

Payton Liming

Payton Liming

Administrative Assistant

Serving since January, 2022

Email: payton.liming@rrwcd.com
Phone: (970) 332-3552

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors shall hold their offices for terms of three years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. A director may serve one or more terms. The boards of county commissioners of the counties of Yuma, Phillips, Kit Carson, Cheyenne Washington, Sedgwick, Lincoln, and Logan shall each appoint one director, and one member of the board shall be appointed by each of the boards of the Marks Butte, Frenchman, W-Y, Sand Hills, East Cheyenne, Central Yuma, Arikaree, and Plains Ground Water Management Districts. One member shall be appointed by the Colorado Ground Water Commission and shall be a member of the Colorado Ground Water Commission.

Member

Position

Representing

Term End

Rod Lenz

President

Sandhills GWMD

November 2025

Steve Kramer

Vice-President

Kit Carson County

November 2026

Kristen Schneider

Secretary

Washington County

November 2024

Aaron Sprague

Treasurer

Phillips County

November 2026

Greg Larson

Director

Logan County

November 2025

Tim Fetzer

Director

Marks Butte GWMD

November 2026

Tim Pautler

Director

Colorado Ground Water Commission

November 2025

Will Bledsoe

Director

Lincoln County

November 2024

Roger Seedorf

Director

W-Y GWMD

November 2024

Robin Liming

Director

Yuma County

November 2025

Steven Meakins

Director

Frenchman GWMD

November 2025

Don Brown

Director

Central Yuma GWMD

November 2024

Kevin Penny

Director

Plains GWMD

November 2024

Dennis Wieser

Director

Arikaree GWMD

November 2026

Josh Lechman

Director

Sedgwick County

November 2024

Jim Hadachek

Director

Cheyenne County

November 2024

Brooke Campbell

Director

East Cheyenne GWMD

November 2026

A Letter from the Board

Welcome to the Republican River Water Conservation District web page. We intend for this website to be your “Go to” place for all things pertaining to our local water issues.

First, a little information as to who we are:

The RRWCD was formed by the Colorado State Legislature in 2004. The district’s purpose is to aid the State of Colorado, in its obligation to meet the requirements ofthe Republican River Compact with the neighboring states of KS and NE.

The Board is comprised of 17 members, representing, 8 counties, 8 Ground water Management Districts and one position appointed from the Colorado Groundwater Commission. We have Quarterly meetings on the Third Tuesday of February, May, August, and November.

We encourage you to spend some time on the webpage to learn more about who we are and what we are up to. We also invite your input as this Board navigates the perilous world of our future water security in the Republican River Basin.

Sincerely,

Rod Lenz

Rod Lenz
RRWCD President

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