Water Plan

April 8, 2015--West Slope could use own water plan, managers say (Grand Junction Sentinel)

It might not be enough for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to be considering a statewide water plan, said water managers and growers on Tuesday. “Maybe the West Slope needs to have one, too,” said Larry Clever, general manager of the Ute Water Conservancy District.

December 28, 2014--Nevada — the driest state — has no statewide water plan (Reno Gazette Journal)

Nevada is suffering from a debilitating drought, experiencing the impacts of a warming climate and, some say, is deficient when it comes to long-term water planning for the state as a whole.

August 23, 2013--Hickenlooper: "Colorado is facing a water crisis" (Denver Post)

"The truth is Colorado is facing a water crisis," Gov. John Hickenlooper told attendees at the Colorado Water Congress' summer conference this week at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. The West is growing, he said, and Colorado is among the states with the highest population growth rates, of which the top five are Western states.

May 9, 2013--Colorado moves toward water plan with sense of urgency (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado is moving quickly to develop a state water plan by late 2015, culminating more than a decade of work. “I think it’s exciting for Colorado, when you look at all the work that’s been done,” said Alan Hamel, who represents the Arkansas River basin on the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

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.

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