More than $10 million is earmarked for Grand County Learning By Doing (LBD) projects through
Inter-Governmental Agreements among LBD parties. Agreements with Denver Water and Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District spell out conditions for the funding and timing through permitting and other milestones, as well as earmarking funds for specific activities (stream temperature, aquatic life, riparian vegetation health, etc.). Additionally, Denver Water and Northern Water have agreed to release water at critical times and to allow their water collection systems to be used to benefit the environment. These and other resources bode well for keeping Grand County's home waters healthy and flowing.
Note: Learning By Doing funding and activities do not substitute for or replace any mitigation responsibilities required by federal agencies as a condition of the permits for Denver Water's Moffat Project or Northern Water's Windy Gap Firming Project (both permits are under review), unless specifically described in the Colorado River Cooperative Agreement.
Other resources dedicated to LBD projects include technical assistance, some infrastructure additions or enhancements as needed, possible matching funds for projects involving private landowners, grant funding, and more.