Arkansas Basin Roundtable

January 9, 2014--Roundtable fears more farm dry-ups could be in store (Pueblo Chieftain)

A state water plan that fails to look at every option would put Arkansas Valley farms at risk. The Arkansas Basin Roundtable wants more emphasis on increasing storage and finding new water supplies in order to stop raids on agricultural supplies.


October 12, 2013--Ag water needs understanding (Pueblo Chieftain)

A former state Supreme Court justice who served as a water judge advocates more flexibility in water law as a way to preserve irrigated agriculture in Colorado. And some down-home schooling for water judges and justices.


Valuing Colorado’s Agriculture: A Workshop for Water Policy Makers (Colorado Springs, CO)

10/07/2013 8:30 am

The early bird registration deadline "Valuing Colorado’s Agriculture: A Workshop for Water Policy Makers" to be held on October 7th in Colorado Springs is fast approaching!  Please register by September 15th to receive the discounted rate of $50.


January 14, 2012--Roundtable to bolster ag water argument (Pueblo Chieftain)

Feeding people who come to Colorado in the next 50 years is at least as important as providing them with drinking water, but the message may be lost without facts to back up the assertion.


May 13, 2011--Area farms are forgotten part of water equation (Pueblo Chieftain)

The nagging suspicion that the state may be trying to solve the wrong water problem crept up again at this month’s meeting of the Arkansas Basin Roundtable. “We’ve established that there is a need for municipal and industrial water by 2050, and it’s a discussion point at a very high level in the state,” said Reeves Brown, a Beulah rancher who also sits on the


May 11, 2011--Task force suggested for Flaming Gorge plan (Pueblo Chieftain)

A task force should be formed to evaluate the proposal to build a pipeline from Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Wyoming to serve Colorado’s Front Range, a new report says. A state report funded by $40,000 through the Colorado Water Conservation Board at the request of the Metro and Arkansas basin roundtables was released Monday.  The report recommends three possible ways to structure


April 14, 2011--Roundtable backs water law study (Pueblo Chieftain)

A study to determine if state law helps or hinders new strategies to share water was approved Wednesday by the Arkansas Basin Roundtable. The study would help projects like the Arkansas Valley Super Ditch, or any effort that would allow farmers to retain water rights yet lease water, to determine what limitations could work against the concept, and what laws might help implementation.


April 12, 2011--Governors explore ways to share water (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado’s efforts to share water resources to avoid drying up farmland are highlighted in a report being considered by the Western States Water Council, a policy arm of 18 Western governors.


October 17, 2010--Scientists tracking Arkansas' water (Pueblo Chieftain)

Scientists are trying to understand how water diverted to irrigate crops makes its way back to the Arkansas River along tributaries or as groundwater throughout the basin.


October 14, 2010--Roundtables want to move Blue Mesa plan (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Arkansas Basin Roundtable wants to advance a plan to protect transmountain diversions by setting up a storage account at Blue Mesa Reservoir on the Gunnison River. The roundtable is developing the plan in conjunction with the Gunnison Basin Roundtable.


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