Colorado River District hosts water seminar

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Water conservation is always a big topic, especially in desert areas like Grand Junction...and especially during hot and dry times like now.

Nearly 300 people including scientists and policy makers met at CMU on Wednesday, Sept. 18, to talk about ways to help Colorado Rivers.

Officials say that due to the warm and dry Summers, river waters are low. And, they only expect those trends to continue in the future.

"Hotter is probably the biggest key for us. As it warms, we see less water making it into the rivers. It's evaporating faster, it's growing plants longer in the season. There's less water in the river for those of us who depend on diverting it out out of the river, or using it while it's in the river to fish or boat,” says Colorado River District Andy Mueller.

At the seminar officials also talked about the possibility of cutbacks on the use of the rivers.

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