Planning For Resilience

Big Thompson River Envisioning Project

Project Description

With flood restoration work nearing completion, it’s time to think about the future of our beautiful watershed. What do we want it to look like twenty years from now? How can we ensure it will meet the long-term needs of our communities, our agricultural producers, and our environment? This new planning project is focused on securring the future health and resilience of our river way and water resources by environmental, agricultural, municipal, and recreational uses of water. 

Get Involved

Are you a riverside landowner, irrigator, environmental organization, recreation and tourism business, water user, local government agency, or general community member interested in the future of the Big Thompson river and its water resources?

 

There are 3 easy ways to participate:

1) Join an online discussion – dates and weblinks below

2) Take an online mapping survey 

3) Call our staff to discuss your thoughts and preferences

 

What questions are we trying to answer?

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How will river flows change in the future, and if so, what are the impacts and are there solutions to balance the needs of communities, agriculture and the environment?

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How can we best address water quality issues such as elevated selenium levels, water temperature and sediment?

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With continued population growth and development pressures, how can the Big Thompson River serve as both an oasis for fish and wildlife and a resource for the public to enjoy?

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With continued population growth and development pressures, how can the Big Thompson River serve as both an oasis for fish and wildlife and a resource for the public to enjoy?

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Which reaches of the river corridor are impacted by aesthetic, health and safety issues, and how might these reaches be improved and turned into amenities?

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Can we enhance the fishery and aesthetics to improve experiences at public recreational areas?
What sources of data are available from state, county and federal agencies, and what information gaps need to be filled to identify future river corridor projects?

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How can the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition best serve as a central information hub
that informs stakeholders interested in the health and vitality of the Big Thompson River?

Project Funders

  • Colorado Water Conservation Board
  • South Platte Basin Round Table
  • Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District
  • City of Loveland
  • City of Greeley
  • Larimer County
  • New Belgium Family Foundation
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