Ag Water NetWORK

Helping to keep ag water connected with ag land

Agricultural Water (virtual) Symposium

Tuesday, May 25, 2021  11:00 am – 12:50    Duration: 1:50 (hh:mm)


Topics and Presenters:

1) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding for ditch and irrigation companies:  For the first time, ditch and irrigation companies can now apply for USDA-NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding. What types of improvements are eligible for funding, and what are the payment rates and eligibility requirements?

     Presenter - Kindra Brandner, USDA – NRCS EQIP Program Manager, Colorado


2) Mountain Meadow Deficit Irrigation (early) Results: During the summer of 2020, irrigated meadows in the Kremmling area were deficit irrigated to learn more about the effects of deficit irrigation on forage production, soils, and the amount of water that could be conserved.

     Presenter:  Dr. Perry Cabot, Irrigation and Water Resources Leader, CSU Western Colorado Research Center, Fruita, CO.


3) How to Secure your Water Right and Navigate Division of Water Resources (DWR) Records for Information:  Water rights are valuable. You will learn how to access information about your water rights via the DWR HydroBase online resource AND the steps needed to help secure your water rights.

     Presenters: John Rodgers, P.E., Colorado DWR HydroBase Coordinator and

Corey DeAngelis, P.E., Colorado DWR Division 1 Engineer.


Webinar Details:  Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 11:00 – 12:50 pm.



To prepare your computer or mobile device in advance:   Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you join the meeting.

Contact: Phil Brink at [email protected] or Erin Karney; [email protected]; 303-431-6422





Article: Stock watering and Instream Flow rights - what does HB 20-1159 affirm?



Recorded Webinar: Ag Irrigation Improvement Projects and Funding Sources

March 10, 2021   


Gretchen Rank, Executive Director, Mancos Conservation District

Dave (“DK”) Kanzer, Deputy Chief Engineer, Colorado River Water Conservation District

Read the Highlights



Water Right Abandonment and Partial Abandonment  - What do Agricultural Producers Need to Know?

CAWA December 7, 2020 Webinar by David Kueter, Attorney, Holsinger Law, Denver CO



Recorded Webinar:  Ag Water Update meeting

October 16th, 2020 in Meeker, CO


Recorded Webinar:  Ag Water Update; Yampa-White-Green River Basin

September 29, 2020 in Hayden, CO



Ag Producer Survey Results

Curious what Colorado agricultural producers think about watershed management planning?  So were we!  The results of our 2019 statewide survey of Colorado agricultural producers are now available.

Report_2019 Survey of Ag Producers on Watershed Management Plans


Highlights of the survey results are available here:  


Highlights_ 2019 Survey of Ag Producers on Watershed Management Plans 







Partial project funding for the Ag Water NetWORK is provided by a 2020 grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board.
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