Colorado Water Conservation Board

November 20, 2015--Colorado Water Plan's impact on Western Slope (Western Slope Now)

State leaders celebrated the completion of Colorado's first ever water plan, a comprehensive approach to solving the state's future water supply gap. State projections indicated by the year 2050, Colorado would have a supply gap of about 560,000 acre-feet of water.  That is equivalent to about 180 billion gallons of water per year. Hannah Holm, the coordinator of the Hutc

November 19, 2015--Colorado's Water Plan will need everyone to pitch in, officials say (Denver Post)

Colorado adopted a landmark $20 billion water plan Thursday to try to accommodate rapid population growth by conserving more, re-using more, storing more, sharing more between farmers and cities — and diverting less west-east across mountains. "Now is the time to re-think how we can be more efficient," Gov.

November 18, 2015--Colorado water plan wins final approval (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Years of efforts by countless Coloradans reached fruition this morning with the completion of Colorado’s first water plan. The Colorado Water Conservation Board unanimously approved the plan. The plan looks at potential gaps between supply and demand in future decades and addresses conservation, reuse, storage and other means of filling those gaps.

November 17, 2015--Colorado floats unprecendented plan to tackle water challenges (Denver Post)

Colorado officials are unveiling an unprecedented water plan, after a decade of statewide negotiations, that prioritizes water-saving in a $20 billion push to allow population growth in the face of huge projected shortfalls. State water planners on Thursday will present a roughly 480-page document to Gov.

November 15, 2015--Western Slope lawmakers: We’re all in this together when it comes to state water plan (Colorado Statesman)

Colorado boasts some of the most spectacular landscapes in the U.S. We are blessed with incredible and contrasting natural beauty — from red-rock canyons to majestic mountains, Front Range foothills and rolling Eastern Plains. We live in Colorado because we love being here.

November 6, 2015--Water plan may emphasize storage (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Building a transmountain diversion in Colorado is one thing — 11 on a difficulty scale of 5 — but increasing water storage might be far easier, the head of the Colorado Water Conservation Board said. The board is nearing completion of the state’s first water plan, which Gov.

October 27, 2015--Western Slope lawmakers cast careful eye on water plan (Grand Junction Sentinel)

State lawmakers representing Western Slope constituents are viewing a nearly complete Colorado water plan with a mix of hope and fear. Eight of them addressed the Colorado Basin Roundtable Monday, with their thoughts not surprisingly mirroring those expressed by roundtable members and the Western Slope more broadly regarding the plan.

October 23, 2015--State water official positive about plan (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Much of the water storage contemplated in the Colorado water plan already is under study, said the head of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. “There are all sorts of good reasons to think we can close the gap” between current supplies and the demands expected by 2050, said James Eklund, executive director of the CWCB, which has a Dec.

October 21, 2015--Colorado water: Action items to be injected into Colorado Water Plan (Aspen Times)

Officials at the Colorado Water Conservation Board are going to add more action items with deadlines to the final Colorado Water Plan by the board’s next meeting on Nov. 19 and 20 in Denver. Final public comments on the draft water plan were due by Sept. 17. And on Oct.

October 21, 2015--Petition: No 
more water 
diversions to
 Front Range (Grand Junction Sentinel)

The soon-to-be completed first version of the Colorado water plan should reject a new diversion of water from the Western Slope to the Front Range, according to a group of Western Slope stakeholders. Citizens for West Slope Water on Tuesday delivered a petition to Gov.

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