‘State of the Rivers’ meeting Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Learn about the present, past and future of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers in Mesa County on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction.
The Colorado River District and the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University will co-sponsor the annual “State of the Rivers — Mesa County” meeting that day.
The public meeting will provide an overview of expected river flows in the Colorado and Gunnison rivers as well as how the Bureau of Reclamation expects to operate Green Mountain and Blue Mesa reservoirs. The keynote speaker is Eric Kuhn, general manager of the Colorado River District. He will address how 16 years of drought have brought the West to a crisis point with reservoir levels at Lakes Powell and Mead and what that means for Colorado as a state.
The evening concludes with a report and a panel discussion from local farmers and ranchers who toured California to examine how irrigation districts have embarked on water sharing with cities.
Rock, mineral show slated for June 6
The Delta County Rock, Gem and Mineral Show will be on June 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive in Delta. Feature items will include lighted mineral and specimen displays, gold panning, a fluorescent mineral display, demonstrations on wire wrapping, faceting and educational displays for children. There will also be door prizes, grab bags, a silent auction and a wheel of rocks.
More than 20 vendors will have gemstones, jewelry, mineral specimens, cabochons, slabs, fossils, and many other types of rocks for sale and on display. The event is free to the public.