In The News

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 15, 2015--Is water on the way to becoming 'clear gold' in California? (Los Angeles Times)

Water may soon become more valuable than oil. That's the punch line of today's cartoon, which responds to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's proposal to raise revenue, to fix its crumbling infrastructure and encourage conservation during the ongoing California drought.


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 14, 2015--Colorado Water: Water committee endorses revised transmountain diversion document (Aspen Times)

 A recently revised framework on how to evaluate a future potential transmountain diversion in Colorado was endorsed by most of the members of a statewide water-supply planning committee on Monday. Known informally as the “seven points,” and officially as the “draft conceptual framework,” the revised document was reviewed by the Interbasin Compact Committee &nd