Colorado River Basin Roundtable

March 26, 2014--State proposal lays scenario for cross-state 
water diversion (Grand Junction Sentinel)

The state water plan officials will offer to Gov. John Hickenlooper won’t identify a specific transmountain diversion, but will lay out the conditions under which one could be pursued, officials said Tuesday. The development came out of a meeting of the Interbasin Compact Committee on Tuesday, said Jim Pokrandt, who serves on the committee and heads the Colorado River Basin roundtable.


December 2, 2013--Water group: Look elsewhere for water (Aspen Times)

The members of the Colorado River Basin Roundtable last week unanimously agreed to tell a group of Front Range water interests not to look for new sources of water on the Western Slope to meet a forecasted water shortage.


August 4, 2010--Study: Amount of water for oil shale production is less than estimated (Grand Junction Sentinel)

An oil shale industry producing the equivalent of 1.5 million barrels of oil per day might require significantly less water than had been previously believed, a study suggests. Much of the water savings could stem from using natural gas to heat shale in place instead of using coal-fired electrical plants the size of those near Craig, the study suggests.


June 6, 2008--Roundtable group discusses limited water supply (Grand Junction Free Press)

People in western Colorado have been talking about how to best use the basin’s limited supply of water for the future, water watchers in the Colorado River Basin discussed Wednesday.


June 4, 2008--Officials to discuss state's water needs (The Daily Sentinel)

Water officials will seek out suggestions for supplying Colorado’s growing water needs over the next half-century in a town hall meeting today at Two Rivers Convention Center.

March 12, 2007--River district scores $300k to study energy's influence on water supplies (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

The Colorado River Water Conservation District has the go-ahead to study whether the water needs of oil shale, tar sands and natural gas development in the region will have negative consequences on the area's water supply.