Statewide Water Supply Initiative

June 15, 2014--Take the opportunity to make your voice heard in state’s water planning (Grand Junction Sentinel)

“Water is essential to Colorado’s quality of life and economy, but our ability to maintain those values will be challenged by a growing population, increasing demands for water, and limited supplies of this precious resource.” These words appear on the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s website, describing the need for and purpose of the proposed Colorado Water Pla


January 30, 2012--State trails others in water planning (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado has a water policy, but nothing like the plans in some other states. That’s the conclusion of Eric Hecox, who handles much of the water planning chores for the Colorado Water Conservation Board.


SWSI

The Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI) projects that Colorado’s population will nearly double by 2050, reaching between 8.6 million and 10.5 million people.

March 2, 2011--Water issues begin to boil over from pressure of new population growth (Crested Butte News)

There’s an old saying about water rights: water is for fightin’ and whiskey is for drinkin’. With the Statewide Water Supply Initiative’s (SWSI) recent projection that Colorado’s population will nearly double by 2050, reaching between 8.6 million and 10.5 million people, there could be a lot more to fight about and lot less water for whiskey.


February 17, 2011--Big Colorado water shortage projected (Durango Telegraph)

Colorado will go thirsty in coming decades if the state continues to imbibe at its current rate. Population will continue to grow and competition for water will intensify, according to the Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI), a report approved at a recent meeting of the Colorado Water Conservation Board.


September 9, 2010--Billions at stake in state water planning (Pueblo Chieftain)

A coordinated approach to future water supply and needs could save Colorado billions of dollars. The Colorado Water Conservation Board is finalizing a state water needs assessment and plans to begin taking action on its findings over the past six years by January, said Todd Doherty, a CWCB staffer.


September 20, 2009--Enough water? (Pueblo Chieftain)

If it’s business as usual, Colorado could reach a point where lawns are uprooted, even more food imported and water use strictly limited. If oil shale plans develop, a significant portion of the state’s undeveloped water will go toward energy production, and simply won’t be available for future population growth.

August 29, 2009--SE district looks for ways to fill it up (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Fryingpan-Arkansas Project was designed to bring much more water into the Arkansas River basin, so it’s time to find out if, and how, that could happen. “There is a 14,400-acre-foot gap,” Executive Director Jim Broderick told the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District board last week.

Conservation

Conservation measures alone could save up to 40 percent of water use and can be easily obtained without drastically altering how Coloradans take showers, wash clothes, and water their lawns, said Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Drought Planning Chief Veva Deheza.

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