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September 25, 2012

7:30am - 5pm

Meet at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center at Confluence Park in Delta, CO

Co-hosted by the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users, the Delta-Montrose Electric Association and the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University.

Learn about the history of the Uncompahgre Valley Project, the South Canal Hydro Project, and current irrigation issues and practices. See complete itinerary below.

Cost: $40 - includes transportation, breakfast and lunch; $30 if you drive your own vehicle.

For more information or other registration and payment options,

email or call 970-248-1968


7:30am - 8:00am

Coffee, breakfast breads & registration at Bill Heddles Recreation Center at Confluence Park in Delta

8:00 - 8:30

Presentation: History of the Uncompahgre Valley Project - Steve Fletcher, Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association (UVWUA)

8:30 - 8:45

Break, board vans

8:45 -9:30

Travel to South Canal Hydropower Project site

9:30 - 11:30

South Canal Project tour, explanation - Jim Heneghan, Delta-Montrose Electric Association

11:30 - 11:40

Travel to UVWUA office

11:40 - 11:50

UVWUA office: bathroom stop, viewing of historic photos

11:50 - 12:30pm

Travel to Mountain View Winery, stopping to view the Ironstone Diversion on the Uncompahgre River

12:30 - 2:00

Picnic lunch at Mountain View Winery, discussion with winery operators about water use and Cary Denison, Trout Unlimited, about environmental projects

2:00 - 2:30

Travel to Randy Meeker's farm, via EC Lateral for viewing and discussing ditch lining project

2:30 - 3:15

Randy Meeker farm - viewing and discussing central pivot irrigation system and soil health initiative

3:15 - 3:45

Travel to David Harold's farm

3:45 - 4:30

David Harold Farm, viewing and discussing drip irrigation system & soil health

4:30 - 5:00

Return to Confluence Park in Delta