Colorado Water Conservation Board

December 13, 2014--Colorado's Water Plan is a big step forward (Denver Post)

No single issue will have a more direct impact on Colorado's future than our ability to successfully and collaboratively manage our life-giving water. Water pumps the beating heart of Colorado's sublime appeal. It provides for thriving agriculture, the green hue of our forests, farmfields and, yes, even lawns.


December 12, 2014--State water plan: New Colorado River diversion possible (Sky-Hi News)

Western Slope water interests still reeling from the Gross Expansion Project may barely have enough time to catch their breath before they’re again summoned to the bargaining table. The Colorado Water Conservation Board presented the first full draft of its 2014 Colorado Water Plan to Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday, Dec.


December 10, 2014--Colorado water plan draft goes to Hickenlooper to address shortfall (Denver Post)

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday received a draft water plan that he requested to help Colorado confront challenges including a 163 billion-gallon projected shortfall. The Colorado Water Plan, written by the Colorado Water Conservation Board, reflects efforts to sustain a growing economy and population expected to double to 10 million by 2050.


December 9, 2014--With future uncertain, Colorado shields its water (ABC News)

With demand increasing across the West, Colorado is drawing up a strategy to keep some of the trillions of gallons of water that gushes out of the Rocky Mountains every spring ? most of which flows downstream to drought-stricken California, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico.


December 3, 2014--Water at forefront of legislators’ agenda (Montrose Daily Press)

Rural Coloradans need to weigh in once the state’s draft water plan is reviewed and released, Sen. Ellen Roberts told guests of the Montrose Chamber on Tuesday. “Input is critically important.


December 2, 2014--Colorado aims low in using H2O but won't set target for how low to go (Denver Post)

Water conservationists are calling on Colorado leaders to set a clear target in the state's first water plan: reduce use by 1 percent a year through 2050. But state officials crafting the plan to address a 163 billion gallon projected shortfall are reluctant to commit — even though Gov. John Hickenlooper has called conservation a priority.


November 23, 2014--Regional officials skeptical as draft of water plan emerges (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Colorado’s first stab at a statewide water plan makes no direct call for a new transmountain diversion of West Slope water to the Front Range. That doesn’t mean West Slope water is off the table, though, said observers and a member of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. Far from it.


November 20, 2014--Water plan OK’d but talking will continue (Mountain Town News)

Russ George spoke with the pride of a new father, and in a sense he was. The Colorado Water Conservation Board, of which George is a member, had just heard comments on the statewide water plan. Several speakers called for improvements. Conservation goals could be more ambitious.


November 18, 2014--Conservation Board to look at draft water plan (Aspen Times)

A nearly final draft of the Colorado Water Plan, which cites demand for new water projects, is on the agenda Wednesday for approval by the Colorado Water Conservation Board at a meeting in Berthoud. In May of 2013, Gov. Hickenlooper called for a draft statewide water supply plan to be his desk by Dec. 10, which is three weeks from Wednesday.


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