The Eagle River Community Water Plan (ERCWP) is a cooperative water management plan that involves multiple stakeholders within Colorado. The goal of this plan is to provide proactive recommendations to anticipated local hydrological changes due to population growth and increased water demand, climate change and projects related to the Eagle River MOU.
The main purpose of the Eagle County Conservation District's (ECCD) involvement in the ERCWP is to advise when applicable and to represent our local constituents. In order to best represent our constituents, ECCD strides to continue our efforts in providing updates and assistance to any project, legislation, policies, etc. that affect our local agricultural members.
For more information on the progress of the ERCWP please check out the Eagle River Watershed Council's website at http://www.erwc.org/. Also check the Vail Daily for public meeting locations and times.
Designating Deep Creek as a Wild and Scenic destination is also in its infancy. The Eagle County Conservation District's Board Members have recently met with members of the Eagle River Watershed Council and American Rivers to discuss the impacts on the agricultural community. The District has been told that current practices will remain and this designation will not have a negative impact to nearby ranchers. For more information on Wild & Scenic Rivers visit https://www.americanrivers.org/2018/01/wild-scenic-rivers-moment-now/.