Water seminar set for Sept. 17 in Grand Junction

An upcoming event in Grand Junction will offer information about water management and irrigation.

The Colorado River District has scheduled its annual water seminar for Sept. 17 at Two Rivers Convention Center, located at 159 Main St.

Admission, which includes lunch, is $30 for those registered by Sept. 8. Admission at the door is $40. More information is available from the website at www.ColoradoRiverDistrict.org.

Jack Schmidt, a professor at Utah State University, is scheduled to deliver the keynote luncheon presentation on a proposal to drain Lake Powell and fill Lake Mead first.

The agenda also will include a presentation by Western Slope ranchers Don Schwindt and Bill Trampe on the effects of more efficient irrigation on return flows.

Becky Mitchell, the newly named director of the Colorado River District, will discuss water management challenges in the Colorado River basin and efforts to address those challenges.