Colorado Water Conservation Board

August 1, 2015--Colorado farmers grow more food on less water amid rising competition (Denver Post)

While farmers around him give up control over water used for a century to irrigate crops, Marc Arnusch is crouching in a thick cornfield inspecting blue digits on his new sensor. The third-generation farmer installed it to measure exactly the level of moisture in soil right at the roots of his corn. He's also considering underground tubes that emit water only upon contact by roots.


July 30, 2015--Water Colorado's Water Plan lays foundation, but is it strong enough? (KUNC)

Colorado's statewide water plan has been criticized for failing to make tough decisions about the state's biggest water issues: how new growth uses water, a new transmountain diversion from the Western Slope, and how to balance urban needs for water with a desire to preserve agriculture, which uses the majority of the state's water. In response, those involved with th


July 24, 2015--Colorado's water plan: An end to mega projects? (High Country News)

Underneath the surface of Colorado’s new water plan is an unspoken acknowledgment: the days of moving large amounts of water up and over the Rockies are probably done. On July 7, the second draft of the statewide plan was released, the latest step in a decade-long process that will direct how Colorado’s water should be managed for years to come.


July 23, 2015--Comments sought on State Water Plan (Pine River Times)

Locals who use water in one form or another are being urged to learn about and comment on the Colorado Water Plan that's intended to address statewide water supply gaps in coming years, with state population projected to double by 2050. The comment deadline is Sept.


July 23, 2015--Colorado Water Conservation Board finalizes Dry Gulch loan (Pagosa Springs Sun)

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) officially approved an agreement with the San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) to restructure the financing of the Dry Gulch water storage project last week. In 2002, after a severe drought and massive wildfires, the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) began working with the SJWCD to develop a water storage facility at Dry G


July 21, 2015--Colorado’s water plan faces choppy waters (Durango Herald)

An ambitious plan to address the future of water in Colorado would need to navigate the rough currents of state funding to become reality. But some wonder if rural Colorado is over-accommodating metro areas with the plan.


July 16, 2015--Water diversions OK’d by the state (Durango Herald)

The state water agency creating a statewide water plan met Wednesday at Sky Ute Casino and approved a “conceptual framework” to guide future proposals for diversion of Western Slope water to Front Range urban areas. Trans-mountain diversions (TMDs) are the hot-button issue in the Colorado Water Plan for Western Slope water interests.


July 14, 2015--State water plan targets municipal gap (Cortez Journal)

State water officials have released the second draft of a historic plan to map the future of water in Colorado. The July 2 release of the plan marks a critical juncture for Colorado’s Water Plan, which has been hailed by Gov. John Hickenlooper as one of the most important pieces of policy facing the state.


July 8, 2015--Second draft of Colorado Water Plan released (Aspen Journal)

The second draft of the Colorado Water Plan was released on July 7th and it calls for new sources of public and private funds to build new water supply projects that are still yet to be determined. “Financing long-term sustainable water supplies and infrastructure projects requires a collaborative effort involving water users and providers, as well as federal, state, and local e


July 3, 2015--Dry Gulch loan restructuring approved by Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (Pagosa Sun)

The board of directors for the San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) voted unanimously on June 29 to accept an agreement regarding the loan restructuring for the Dry Gulch water storage project with the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), following a green light from the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) last week.


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