Interbasin Compact Committee

March 14, 2016--East slope water officials join west slope water study (Aspen Daily News)

A big question in Colorado is how much water is left to divert and use from the Colorado River before levels drop too low in Lake Powell to make hydropower and deliver water downstream.


April 14, 2015--GarCo urges West Slope water summit (Post Independent)

Garfield County proposes to host a summit among Western Slope water interests in an effort to present a “united voice” on the prospect of new transmountain diversions, and how that would be stated in the forthcoming Colorado Water Plan.


November 26, 2014--Statewide water plan taking shape (Pine River Times)

Prospects are for the state's population to double by 2050, while the state's water supply does not increase - and it could even decrease with climate change. That's driving creation of the Colorado Water Plan, which was initiated in May 2013 by an executive order from Gov. John Hickenlooper.


November 3, 2014--Negotiations due on proposals for new water diversions (Grand Junction Sentinel)

A statewide panel’s conceptual agreement on a framework for negotiations on possible transmountain diversions was “a major victory” for the group, a Mesa County member of the panel says. But that Interbasin Compact Committee member, Carlyle Currier, acknowledges that the devil is in the details.


July 17, 2014--Colorado's river basin users discuss statewide water plan (KUNC)

For the first time, water users from Colorado’s nine river basins are meeting to discuss their individual basin wide water plans. The users are presenting their assessments in Rangley, Colorado. Their goal is to create a comprehensive statewide water plan.


July 16, 2014--CWCB considers basin reports (Pueblo Chieftain)

Plans that detail the needs of water users in each of the state’s eight river basins and the Denver metro area will be studied today by the Colorado Water Conservation Board. The board, meeting in Rangely, will spend the entire day looking at the plans, beginning with the Arkansas River basin.


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.

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.


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