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Colorado Water Plan

Colorado Water Planning in Full Swing - Submit Your Input NOW

During 2014, the state of Colorado will be creating a state-wide water plan to determine how the state will manage its water resources into the future. With eminent threats and growing demands including population growth, long-term drought, and climate change, Colorado is faced with the great challenge of managing water resources throughout the state. While 80% of the state's population is on the front range and 80% of the precipitation falls on the western slope the challenge lies in providing water to the entire state. 
The Colorado Water Conservation Board is currently accepting comments for the Colorado Water Plan. Learn more how you can get involved here.

Submit Comments on Colorado Basin Implementation Plan
The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) is the State agency coordinating Colorado’s Water Plan. Each of the nine state Roundtables are responsible for writing thier Basin's Implementation Plan (BIP). The Colorado Basin Implementation Plan is being written by a local contractor, SGM, who is actively seeking the public's input. SMG is making a grassroots effort over the next few months to reach out to watershed groups, water providers, ag representatives, land use agencies, energy concerns, water attorneys, council of governments, and the local community. It is important that all comments reach SGM or they have no way of including them in the Plan. They very much want to document everyone’s comments. Each BIP will then be submitted to CWCB to craft Colorado’s Water Plan. Please give your input on the Colorado Basin Implementation Plan here

The CWCB is also accepting comments and input throughout the coming months at


Important Links
Colorado Basin Implementation Plan

Colorado Basin Roundtable

Colorado River Basin Roundtable White Paper

 Colorado Basin Implementation Plan

Colorado Water Plan - CWCB Page

 Colorado Water Plan

2030 Municipal & Industrial Water Demands and Gaps

In the News
Local Conservation Group Gets Involved with Colorado Water Plan - Aspen Public Radio 1/30/14

Colorado Does Not Have Enough Water
- KDNK 1/27/14

Water Demands Grown on Both Sides of the Continental Divide - Aspen Journalism 12/11/13

Colorado River Roundtable to Front Range: Look Elswhere for Water - Aspen Journalism 12/2/13


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