Aftermath

Aftermath Sessions Discuss Impacts of Wildfires

Assessing our Watersheds and Launching our Recovery

In Fall 2020, the two largest wildfires in Colorado history burned hundreds of thousands of forested acres in Northern Colorado. The region’s water users may face years of uncertainty regarding the quality and quantity of native supplies, as well as water from the Colorado-Big Thompson and Windy Gap projects. This is truly a watershed moment.

In December 2020, Northern Water launched a series of "Aftermath" sessions that will discuss the impacts of the year’s consequential fires: Cameron Peak, East Troublesome, Calwood and Left Hand, and how these consequential fires may relate to the availability of regional water supplies in 2021 and beyond.

Aftermath #1 Session

The first Aftermath session was on Dec. 9, 2020 via Zoom webinar. 

Presentations included: 

Aftermath #2 Session

The second Aftermath session was on March 9, 2021 via Zoom webinar. The past few months have allowed local stakeholders to talk about the structure for recovery planning and implementation. Local water providers have also heard basin-specific options for water deliveries in 2021 and beyond. 

Presentations included:

Future Sessions

We will provide one additional Aftermath session in the coming months focusing on various aspects of the recovery efforts. Stay tuned for upcoming dates announced here and via email communication.