Feb 22, 2023
Colorado River Water Shortage – Agricultural Perspectives
Some major events and developments have taken place recently in the Colorado river water shortage arena. As a result, we are entering into a series of substantial and complicated legal aspects associated with the Colorado River situation.
As part of the SW Ag Summit that is taking place in Yuma this week, we are conducting a breakout session on Thursday, 23 February 2023 titled “Colorado River Water Shortage: Agricultural Perspectives”.
This session will provide a brief review of the background and current situation on the Colorado River and very importantly it will include perspectives from members of the lower Colorado River agricultural community including the Palo Verde Valley, the Imperial Valley, and the Yuma area irrigation districts.
The program outline is as follows:
2023 Southwest Ag Summit
Thursday – February 23, 2023
Morning Breakout Session
9:30 am – 11:30 am
- Colorado River Water Shortage: Agricultural Perspectives
(Requesting 2 CCA)
9:30 – 10:00 Colorado River Water Shortage: Introductory Overview
Jeff Silvertooth, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
10:00 – 10:30 Colorado River Water Shortage: Palo Verde Valley Perspective
Bart Fisher, Fisher Ranch, Blythe, CA
10:30 – 11:00 Colorado River Water Shortage: Imperial Valley Perspective
Larry Cox, Lawrence Cox Ranches, Brawley, CA
11:00 – 11:30 Colorado River Water Shortage: Yuma Perspective
Elston Grubaugh, Wellton Mohawk Irrigation & Drainage District, Wellton, AZ
Moderator: Jeff Silvertooth
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