Colorado Water Conservation Board

August 16, 2014--Report: Hot times ahead for Colorado (Summit Voice)

By the middle of this century, Denver’s average temperature could be 6 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than today — on par with Albuquerque, according to a new climate report released by the Colorado Water Conservation Board in early August. Even with deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, Colorado will continue to get warmer.


August 13, 2014--Colorado's Water Plan (KRCC)

It’s been over a year since Governor Hickenlooper issued an executive order calling for the creation of a state water plan.  It won’t be a legal document, but the plan is expected to make recommendations that will guide future water planning and funding decisions.  The process is well underway, with a deadline to deliver a draft plan by this December.


August 5, 2014--Researchers: Colorado faces warmer future, water supply challenges (Daily Camera)

Colorado's climate has warmed by about 2 degrees over the past 30 years and should see an increase of at least that much by 2050 with widespread implications for water supply, according to a comprehensive newreport released today.


July 31, 2014--Governor’s Water Plan could ignite water war (Boulder Weekly)

In May of last year, Governor John Hickenlooper issued an executive order to create the Colorado Water Plan. As a part of the process established by the governor’s order, nine regional roundtables were empowered to create water plans for the river basins in their particular areas. These regional plans are referred to as Basin Implementation Plans or BIPs.


July 25, 2014--Hugged a river today? July 25 is Colorado River Day (Public News Service)

The river that supplies water to much of the West and recreation to outdoor lovers has its own holiday. Today is Colorado River Day, and people are celebrating the river and reminding others of its importance to the region. State Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, is one of at least 40 elected officials who have signed a pledge calling on Gov.


July 17, 2014--Colorado's river basin users discuss statewide water plan (KUNC)

For the first time, water users from Colorado’s nine river basins are meeting to discuss their individual basin wide water plans. The users are presenting their assessments in Rangley, Colorado. Their goal is to create a comprehensive statewide water plan.


Montgomery Chair of CWCB

April Montgomery is the newest chair of the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). Montgomery, a longtime San Miguel County resident, was elected to the position in March. She will serve one term and has served on the board since 2009. April also served as the San Miguel County representative on the Southwestern Water Conservation District board for more than 12 years before becoming the representative for the Southwest Basin Roundtable on the CWCB.


July 2, 2014--Talks aim toward consensus (BC Democrat)

Farmers participating on a water panel during the joint summer meeting of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Livestock Association said efforts at building consensus seem to be bearing fruit. “Environmental groups are starting to recognize what agriculture does for society,” said Carlyle Currier, of Molina.


July 2, 2014--Water plan efforts leading to draft (Fort Morgan Times)

Efforts to develop the first statewide water plan have just wrapped up the first year of work, with the December 2014 deadline for a draft to the governor looming. The Colorado Water Plan draws upon a decade of work by the state's eight basin roundtables, the Interbasin Compact Committee and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB).


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