Agricultural Dry-Up

November 9, 2014--Colorado girds for proliferating people and increasingly scarce water (Denver Post)

Colorado is looking for 163 billion gallons of water, and a long-awaited state plan for finding it calls for increased conservation, reusing treated wastewater and diverting more water from the Western Slope. The plan, ordered by Gov. John Hickenlooper to deal with a massive projected water shortfall, is about to be unveiled.


March 31, 2014--Statewide water
shortage talks yield modest breakthrough (Aspen Daily Times)

Front Range water users seeking new supplies of Western Slope water said last week they may settle for a reduction in diversions during dry years to accommodate the existing demands of people in western Colorado and downstream in states like Nevada and California.

March 31, 2014--Statewide water shortage talks yield modest breakthrough (Aspen Daily News)

Front Range water users seeking new supplies of Western Slope water said last week they may settle for a reduction in diversions during dry years to accommodate the existing demands of people in western Colorado and downstream in states like Nevada and California.

November 10, 2013--Lawmakers tee up flexible water right (Pueblo Chieftain)

Legislation that could allow water rights to be changed for indefinite purposes is expected to be introduced in the next state legislative session. Flexible water markets would be authorized as a new type of water right under a proposed bill that got a green light from the interim water resources committee on an 8-2 vote at its final meeting in October. State


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