Are you interested in learning if a Stream Management Plan is a good fit for your community? Join River Network and the Colorado Water Conservation Board to learn the basics of SMPs, including their history, steps in the planning process, and some details on assessment approaches. You’ll also hear from the San Miguel, Middle Colorado, and South Boulder Creek SMP leads about the methods and outcomes of their Stream Management Plans.
Salida, ColoradoParticipants from across the state came together to learn more about fluvial hazard mapping, stream health assessments, and the beginning phases of the Upper Arkansas SMP. Michael Blazewicz, Kim Lennberg, Buffy Lenth, and Natalie Allio presented.
Participants troubleshooted two challenges: (1) My SMP can generate a massive amount of data and information. What are the best ways to present complicated information to people? and (2) I don’t know if it’s better to have an SMP that covers the entire watershed, or focuses only on a small reach. How do I determine the geographic scope?
Topics included community engagement strategies, tips for engaging the agricultural community, methods for assessing flow in a data-poor environment, approaches for assessing irrigation infrastructure, and methods for establishing baseline conditions.
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