Suzie Romig, Steamboat Pilot & Today
The theme for this year’s educational Yampa Basin Rendezvous is “Snows, Flows and Drought: Managing for Western Water Resilience.” This year’s event is set for June 1-2 in the Colorado Mountain College Allbright Auditorium in Steamboat Springs.
Community members are invited to register to attend the free rendezvous at any level — from one panel to the full two days — to learn more about and engage in water issues and opportunities in the region. The event will provide an overview of weather and water extremes that are defining the future of the Yampa River Basin as well as discussions about if current water and riparian land management practices will lead to a resilient future.
“Warming temperatures, rising snowlines and increased drought occurrence and severity pose serious risks to the alpine and riverine ecosystems of the Yampa River Basin,” according to Yampa Basin Rendezvous organizers. “How are we, as a community, managing snows and flows amidst historic long-term drought to ensure our own water resilience?”