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Water 101 seminar is Sept. 25 in Bayfield

The 9th Annual Water 101 Seminar will be held Sept. 25 at the Pine River Library in Bayfield. Keynote speaker will be Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs.

Hobbs will speak on Colorado water history and law. Other speakers will include representatives from the Bureau of Reclamation, Corps of Engineers, Colorado Division of Water Resources, Pine River Irrigation District, Town of Bayfield, and La Plata/ Archuleta Water District.

The schedule also includes a presentation on the Colorado Water Plan (comments for which are due on Sept. 17) and the Southwest Basin Implementation Plan that will be part of the state plan. Water emgineer Steve Harris will speak on water banking.

The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Space is limited so register early! The general public registration fee is $35 before Sept. 16, or $40 after that date and at the door. The registration fee includes lunch, snack, and an information packet. The fee for professionals seeking CECs is $50 before Sept. 16 or $60 at the door.

The seminar qualifies for continuing education credits (CECs) for lawyers and realtors, training units for water utility operators, and teacher certificate renewal hours.

The seminar is sponsored by the La Plata-Archuleta Water District, Pine River Irrigation District, Town of Bayfield, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and the Water Information Program.

For more information or to register, contact the Water Information Program at 247-1302 or visit their website at www.waterinfo.org.