November 25, 2015--Colorado plan tackles state water shortages (Crested Butte News)

Last week, Colorado adopted a comprehensive, $20 billion water plan—the state’s first, designed to close the gap between projected water demand and supply. The plan made headlines across the state, in part because Governor Hickenlooper emphasized its potential to avoid the diversion of more water across mountains.

November 21, 2015--Boiling down the Colorado Water Plan’s action plan (Aspen Journal)

There are 16 pages in the Colorado Water Plan devoted to the “Critical Action Plan.” With the action plan's language lightly rinsed and boiled down, a recipe of potential solutions emerges. See below:

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 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.

October 30, 2015--Land use must consider water supply, speakers say (Durango Herald)

Land use choices and water use are connected. So how come water people and land use planners don't work together as water supply becomes more at risk and state population keeps growing? That was the focus of a water and land use forum on Oct. 23 at the La Plata County Administration Building.

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 15, 2015--Water plan: Less time, more focus (Pueblo Chieftain)

The state is looking at an early release of the Colorado Water Plan, possibly as soon as the November Colorado Water Conservation Board meeting. “The board worked on the final draft of the plan last week,” Alan Hamel, who represents the Arkansas River basin on the board, told the Arkansas Basin Roundtable Wednesday. The CWCB staff is working to get the fin

October 13, 2015--Scholars urge more research on future of Colorado River (Associated Press)

A coalition of scholars across the West is urging the federal government to partner with the National Academy of Sciences to study the future of the Colorado River, including if climate change is leading to reduced stream flow. Twenty-three scholars from Western universities sent a letter Tuesday to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell detailing their request for more scientific research on a h

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