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Teleconference of the RRWCD PTAC (Engineering) Committee

The next teleconference meeting of the RRWCD PTAC (Engineering) Committee will take place on November 18, 2019. Read more for further details Date:               Monday, November 18, 2019 Time:               8:30 AM Agenda:          Discuss...

Notice of Quarterly Board Meeting 11-19-19

The Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding its regular quarterly meeting in Wray, Colorado. The date, time, and location of the meeting and a summary of the agenda for the meeting are provided below....

Regular Quarterly Board Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding its regular quarterly meeting in Wray, Colorado. The date, time, and location of the meeting and a summary of the agenda for the meeting are provided below....

Next Scheduled Board Meeting

November 19, 2019 - Wray, CO

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About the Conservation District

Compact Information

Why do we have a compact?
How does the compact effect me?

RRWCD History

Learn why we were created and what we are doing today.

District Records

Here you will find Meeting Minutes, Presentations, Budgets, Audit Reports, etc.

Conservation Programs

Interested in CREP or EQIP? Learn more here or call 970-332-3552 to ask all your questions.

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

Teleconference of the RRWCD PTAC (Engineering) Committee

The next teleconference meeting of the RRWCD PTAC (Engineering) Committee will take place on November 18, 2019. Read more for further details Date:               Monday, November 18, 2019 Time:               8:30 AM Agenda:          Discuss pipeline issues and SCADA...

Learn About CREP

Learn About EQIP

Featured Initiatives

July 1st Last Day for Correcting RRWCD Water Use Fees

July 1st Last Day for Correcting RRWCD Water Use Fees

Water use fees imposed by the Republican River Water Conservation District Water Activity Enterprise on the diversion of ground water for irrigation use are collected by the county treasurers. If the assessed irrigated acres on which the fee is based are incorrect, a...

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RRWCD Welcomes New Board Members

RRWCD Welcomes New Board Members

At the beginning of the Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD) Board meeting last week, the Board welcomed 2 new Board members. Rod Lenz, RRWCD Board President, swore in Brooke Campbell, from Cheyenne Wells, who will be representing the East Cheyenne...

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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

$2 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.

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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

Our Professional Associates

  • Accounting: Premier Accounting - Wray, CO
  • Auditors: Winfrey & County, P.C. - Burlington, CO
  • Engineering: Hendrix WAI Engineering, Inc. - Parker, CO
  • Federal Program Consultant: Tim Davis of TJD, LLC - Sterling, CO
  • Legal Counsel: Hill & Robbins, P.C. - Denver, CO

Questions?
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The staff at RRWCD would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our conservation programs and provide you with more information on how you can get involved. Simply fill out the form and we'll respond as soon as possible.

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