Colorado River District's Annual Water Seminar
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. On Friday, the annual Colorado River District water seminar took place at the Two Rivers Convention Center.
The seminar was an all day event, discussing many ways the Colorado River provides not only for Colorado but for other neighbor hing states.
Organizers said the seminar is a way to talk about new techniques that will help conserve water and also other challenges in the future.
They also said the Colorado River also helps the state's economy grow.
"Certainly here in west central Colorado the Colorado River is critical for domestic water use, for agricultural water use as well as industrial water use," said Mesa County Commissioner Steve Acquafresca.
"Its is the economy of Western Colorado. It's not the boost, it's the economy of Western Colorado. It's the irrigation, it's the recreation and it's the quality of life that brings people here to Western Colorado," said General Manager of the Colorado River District Eric Kuhn.
Officials also said there are more than 30 million people in the western United States who rely on the Colorado River.