Colorado Water Conservation Board

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).


June 6, 2014--McElmo Flume secures funding for stabilization (Cortez Journal)

It has been a long road, and there is still a ways to go, but the first step toward bringing the remaining section of the McElmo Flume back to life has a green light. The last piece of the puzzle for the initial stabilization phase of the project fell into place this week said Linda Towle, chairwoman of the Cortez Historic Preservation board.


June 5, 2014--Water bill dead as Hickenlooper vetoes second Democratic bill in two days (Fox News)

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed his second Democratic bill in two days, a measure that would have incentivized water conservation on the Western Slope, FOX31 Denver was first to report.


May 26, 2014--State loans help close water gap (Pueblo Chieftain)

The bull’s-eye for the state’s municipal water gap is centered over the Denver south metro area, which continues to boom in population. Last week in Pueblo, the Colorado Water Conservation Board took a couple of actions that could keep that growth from sucking up water supplies from the rest of the state.


May 24, 2014--Colorado water board in the fire business (Pueblo Chieftain)

Just 15 years ago, it was unthinkable that the Colorado Water Conservation Board would be in the fire business. But the wildfires that have broken out since 2000 have been larger and more destructive than any in Colorado’s history — including their impact on watersheds the state’s 5 million people depend on.


May 23, 2014--Can state learn to share water? (Pueblo Chieftain)

A state water plan may be putting too much weight on alternative transfer programs that seek to temporarily provide water to cities from farm lands.


May 21, 2014--Conservation, quality, reuse and efficiency take center stage at Colorado Water Conservation Board meeting (Business Wire)

Experts from a variety of conservation groups will offer their public comments this week about the importance of sustaining Colorado’s rivers as part of the first-ever statewide Colorado Water Plan.


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