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Coming Soon to Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Station
The Arkansas River: From Leadville to Lamar Documentary Trailer
PEPO Funding Series
The PEPO Workgroup will be working on a funding series as part of the monthly Arkansas River Basin Roundtable meetings in 2017. The funding series will feature a variety of speakers from federal, state, local, and private organizations that fund water projects. Each month a new speaker will provide information on available grants and programs. The speakers will explain the granting process and criteria and guideline for funds. The hope is to provide information on available funding for water projects and help move water projects toward implementation.
New Grant Funding Available! Check out the Funding Page!
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Featured Project/ Program
Voluntary Flow Mangement Program (VFMP)
The PEPO Workgroup is pleased to announce that through their "Education to Action" program they will be highlighting the Voluntary Flow Management Program (VFMP). The PEPO Workgroup is working in partnership with several organizations to provide education and outreach resources that highlight the history, development, cooperation and accomplishments of this unique and forward thinking program. The VFMP is a collaborative effort between multiple agencies and organizations to provide optimal flows in the Upper Arkansas River for boating, fishing, and protection of aquatic species. This program is one of a kind and shines a spotlight on the collaboration and cooperation that is taking place in the Arkansas River Basin!
Upper Arkansas Multi-Use Tour
PEPO sponsored the Upper Arkansas Multi-Use Projects Tour on May 24th. Approximately 40 participants toured the project locations and had discussions on Alluvial Aquifer Storage, Alternative Transfer Methods, Public Access for Fishing and Boating, Protection of Open Space, Creation of Irrigation and Crop Research and Development Gardens, Hydropower, and More! Check out the photos from the tour and contact Chelsey for more information about the Upper Arkansas Multi-Use Projects.
Water Quality in the Lower Arkansas Valley Workshop
The PEPO Workgroup is partnering with numerous agencies to inviteArkansas Valley agricultural producers to attend a workshop that will highlight best management practices to improve water quality in the lower Arkansas River. Changes in water rights, non-point source and point source pollution have had cumulative effects on water quality and further impact the uses of Arkansas River water. Concentrations of selenium and nutrients have become more prevalent and the economic impact from these pollutants may affect producers’ bottom lines. In 2012 the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission adopted Regulation 85 to address nutrient pollutant levels in rivers and lakes throughout the state, including the Arkansas. Regulation 85 requests implementation of voluntary best management practices to reduce non-point sources of nutrients before 2022 at which point there will be an evaluation of progress made and the potential need to adopt control regulations for agricultural practices.