Preserving Eastern Colorado Farming

 

For Generations to Come

SFFZ Acres Retired

Announcements

Next Scheduled Board Meeting

of 25,000 acres

RRWCD Conservation Committee Meeting

Republican River Water Conservation District 410 Main Street, Suite 8 Wray, CO  80807 and offered virtually via Zoom (for virtual link – contact RRWCD office) January 24, 2023 Proposed Agenda (Times are Approximate) 1:30 PM Welcome – Steve Kramer, committee chair o Pledge of Allegianceo Prayero Approval of agendao “How do we continue the momentum from the PTAC presentation?” – Tim Pautlero Extended RAMP proposal – Steve Kramer & Dennis Wiesero Program rates in SFFZ – Deb Daniel● CREP...

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Phillips County Event Center-Biesemeier Room

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We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

By utilizing federal programs, we have been successful at retiring thousands of irrigated acres for conservation through incentivizing local producers to do their part in conserving the Ogallala Aquifer.

Happening Now

RRWCD Conservation Committee Meeting

RRWCD Conservation Committee Meeting

Republican River Water Conservation District 410 Main Street, Suite 8 Wray, CO  80807 and offered virtually via Zoom (for virtual link – contact RRWCD office) January 24, 2023 Proposed Agenda (Times are Approximate) 1:30 PM Welcome – Steve Kramer, committee chair...

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Featured Initiatives

Executive Committee Meeting

RRWCD meeting room and virtually via Zoom June 4, 2024 Proposed Agenda  (Times are Approximate) 8:00 AM Welcome – Rod Lenz, Committee Chairman  Prayer Approval of agenda SFFZ Update – Payton Liming, Administrative Assistant Report on Assessment Evaluations -...

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RRWCD Special Virtual Board Meeting

Special Board meeting – February 12, 2024 offered virtually and in person 410 Main Street, Suite 8, Wray, CO  80758 Proposed Agenda (Times are Approximate) 2:00 PM - Welcome – Rod Lenz - President of the Board Pledge of Allegiance & Prayer Roll call of...

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Senator Bennet’s CREP Improvement Act Summary

Senator Bennet’s CREP Improvement Act Summary

The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Improvement Act sponsored by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO.) and Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), leverages federal and...

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Our Top Priorities

The Republican River Water Conservation District’s mission is to keep Colorado in Compact Compliance. To get into and stay in compliance the RRWCD built a pipeline in 2012 to keep irrigation in our communities. 

South Fork Focus Zone

(SFFZ)

Learn what the SFFZ is and why it is important to you.

Compliance

What does the RRWCD do to help with Compact Compliance?

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

(CREP)

Learn how you can qualify for annual incentives through this program and help with water conservation in the RRWCD Basin.

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

(EQIP)

Learn how annual incentives are helping water conservation through the voluntary retirement of large-capacity wells.

South Fork Republican Restoration Coalition

(SFRRC)

Learn what the coalition is doing to help restore streamflow and recreation on the South Fork Republican River from Highway 385 to the State line.

Program Highlight

South Fork Focus Zone

$4 Million in incentives

The RRWCD is currently offering a supplemental contract on a first come first served basis on the first 10,000 eligible acres signed up under CREP. That is a bonus of $200/acre. Contact the RRWCD for more information.

  • Current incentive funds used

$1,869,446 of $4,000,000

Learn More About Conservation Programs

Water is the single most important resource in the Northern High Plains Basin. The decisions that we make today will affect the economic possibilities for everyone who follows us.

- Rod Lenz, RRWCD President

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