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August 9, 2016--Denver Water CEO says ‘coordinated plan' is needed for Colorado waters (Water Online)

A “coordinated plan” is needed in Colorado for the state to better manage its water systems, according to the CEO and manager of Denver Water, Jim Lochhead. Lochhead, who took over Denver Water in 2010, believes that Colorado needs to have a thorough conversation about how to manage its water, according to aspenjournalism.org. Specifically, Lochhead w

July 8, 2016--Hickenlooper backs $380 million Denver Water project to divert Colorado River water (Denver Water)

Colorado leaders on Wednesday formally backed Denver Water’s $380 million project to nearly triple the capacity of a Front Range reservoir and divert more water from the Colorado River Basin. Denver Water’s Moffat expansion project, 13 years in the making, “aligns with the key elements of Colorado’s Water Plan,” Gov.

April 26, 2016--Colorado may need to put $100 million aside annually to do more with the same amount of water (Steamboat Pilot)

Would you be willing to pay an extra penny or two on every beverage container you purchase for the next 30 years or so, if it could assure Colorado will meet its future water needs? John Stulp, Gov.

April 24, 2016--Denver Water exec: W. Slope is last resort (Aspen Journal)

Mike King, the new director of planning for Denver Water, said at a recent meeting that beyond additional transmountain diversions through the Moffatt Tunnel into an expanded Gross Reservoir near Boulder, Denver Water doesn’t have other Western Slope projects on its radar. King served as executive director of Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources from 2010 until January of

March 14, 2016--East slope water officials join west slope water study (Aspen Daily News)

A big question in Colorado is how much water is left to divert and use from the Colorado River before levels drop too low in Lake Powell to make hydropower and deliver water downstream.

March 8, 2016--West Slope lawmakers push for more storage of water on East Slope (Grand Junction Sentinel)

A Western Slope lawmaker wants to help folks on the eastern side of the state store more water. Doing so not only would help serve the growing water demands of thirsty Front Range cities, but also take pressure off other areas of the state from transmountain diversions, said Rep. J. Paul Brown, R-Ignacio. Brown, along with Sen.

February 17, 2016--South Platte roundtable wants in on West Slope water study (Aspen Daily Times)

An official body representing South Platte River water users wants a say in a pending study of how much more can be diverted from Western Slope rivers before Lake Powell drops to a level that stops the turbines in Glen Canyon Dam and makes it harder to meet downstream flow obligations. “Since we’re involved with the Colorado-Big Thompson project, the largest transmountain diver

February 3, 2016--PRID shareholders hear about State Water Plan (Pine River Times)

The final Colorado Water Plan released in November 2015 is "a significant improvement" over the first draft released in December 2014, water engineer Steve Harris told Pine River Irrigation District shareholders at the Jan.

December 10, 2015--West Slope officials reviewing water plan (Business Times)

Although Western Colorado officials are still reviewing a new statewide water plan, they’ve already raised concerns about transmountain diversions and called for a broader approach to development. Moreover, any legislative action on the plan during the upcoming session could be premature. “We need a chance for legislators to digest this,” said John McClow, a represen

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