This is important peeps and the deadline is rapidly approaching for comments - Nov. 21! This Friday! This RICD (recreational in-channel diversion water right) could potentially secure water in the Colorado River and stop future draws diverting water across the divide. Front Range entities are questioning whether paddlers even use the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon after Labor Day, but I know we do. People paddle these stretches year round and we need to let the City of Glenwood Springs know that we do! Depending on where these diversions were to occur, late season flows on Gore and Pumphouse could also be effected. We need to make it known that the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon is one of the only, and definitely one of the best, places to paddle in September.
Please take two minutes to write a letter to Jeff Heckel, City Manager of Glenwood Springs, and let the city know that you have paddled Glenwood Canyon in September
, and will continue to do so in the future.
Your letter will help AW and the City of Glenwood prove that paddlers from around the State enjoy late summer flows from Shoshone
to Two Rivers Park
, and prevent the Front Range from taking away an entire month of our paddling season
Please consider including in your letter the following points, specific to September use on the Colorado River:
- How often do you paddle Glenwood Canyon in September?
- Why do you choose the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, rather than a different destination in September?
- How many people do you paddle with?
- Do you see other paddlers enjoying September flows too?
- Do you plan to paddle the river in the future? Will you continue to paddle in September?
Please email or send letters by Nov. 21st to Jeff at
City of Glenwood Springs
Attn: Jeff Hecksel, City Manager
101 West 8th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601