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Family Farm Alliance :: Monthly Briefing
They are Dan Keppen, Klamath Water Users Association (Oregon) Executive Director, and Marc Catlin of the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users (Colorado) Manager.
Montrose Daily Press Online - Local News
"There is a perception that we are A-OK and we're not," said Uncompahgre Valley Water Users' Association Manager Marc Catlin."Since March 10, snow pack has gone from 93 percent to 84 percent.The Gunnison River was running 500 cfs (cubic feet per second) on March 10 and it's running 1,450 cfs today.
"It's too hot and it looks a lot like '02," Catlin
"It looks like we have the snow and we do, but when you get these 80 degree temperatures and a breeze, you get a natural transmountain diversion," Catlin
said."It melts here and rains in Denver."
Reservoir levels are also looking more promising than last year but should not be relied on to provide the entirety of irrigation water throughout the season.
"Taylor Park is full now, but it was full in '02," Catlin
said, adding that Taylor Park was drained down to near dead storage levels in 2002 to keep farmers' fields wet.
stressed that area residents should continue to practice water conservation to help stretch the current supply as far as possible.
"We will do what we can to let people in the community know that the drought is not over.I don't want to be the doomsayerŠbut let's not go back to thinking that water is a luxury."Catlin
While the hot and dry weather may put a damper on late-season water supplies, Catlin
said that ditches would begin running without restrictions or percentages.
U.S. Regional Water Issues
Water users and providers who have been at each other's throats for years forged a plan that will force them to discuss the best ways to keep water in Colorado and reduce the impact on our water basins, said Marc Catlin, a member of the Inter Basin Compact Committee that drew up the proposed charter.AP/Rocky Mountain News_ 4/25/06
Colorado Water Congress
Marc Catlin, Manager
Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association
Marc is a farmer, realtor and Past President of the Colorado Water Congress, currently serving on their Board of Directors.
Marc has been the manager of Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association since 2002.
He was Assistant Manager of the company for 6 years prior to being chosen as Manager.
Marc graduated from Mesa State College with a degree in Business in 1993.
Prior to working in the water resource industry he was an Ag Banker for United Banks of Colorado.
A past 3 term president of 4 States Irrigation council
, a member of the Gunnison Basin Selenium Task Force
, Gunnison Basin Roundtable
, member of the Interbasin
Compact Committee representing the Gunnison Basin
and a member of the Family Farm Alliance
, advisory committee.
"The achievements of the past can help power a bright future for our community," says Marc Catlin of the UVWUA.