Colorado River Cooperative Agreement

August 30, 2014--Water storage ‘absolutely’ part of plan (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Western Slope water storage is “absolutely” a part of the Colorado water plan that is to be complete in just over a year, said the head of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. James Eklund, however, declined to offer specifics about any discussions. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., this week told the editorial board of The Daily Sentinel that he and Gov.


Colorado River Cooperative Agreement

Colorado's largest water utility and two western counties have ratified a deal aimed at balancing the Denver-area's demand for water with the needs of mountain communities and avoiding costly legal battles.


September 2, 2012--Agreements add water to the Fraser and Colorado Rivers (Sky-Hi News)

Even though the Colorado River Cooperative Agreement has not been executed by all parties, Denver Water and the Colorado River Water Conservation District have provided some of the benefits promised. The U.S. Forest Service “bypass” flows to the Fraser River can be reduced if Denver Water institutes restrictions.


May 16, 2012--Colorado River Agreement signed by major players (Colorado Independent)

In the American West, the battle for control of water never really ends, but on Tuesday a major agreement among key Colorado players promised greater future cooperation to get more water to more people more consistently.


May 15, 2012--Denver Water, 2 counties sign Colorado River deal (Denver Post)

Colorado's largest water utility and two western counties have ratified a deal aimed at balancing the Denver-area's demand for water with the needs of mountain communities and avoiding costly legal battles.

December 30, 2011--Transmountain water deal still on hold (Summit Voice)

An agreement touted last April as ending Colorado’s transmountain water wars is still on hold, pending final approval by 35 different entities that are part of the deal.


May 7, 2011--Water rights central to water deals (Pueblo Chieftain)

Keeping water in streams and rivers was a major goal for Colorado River negotiators in reaching a settlement with Denver Water. “The recreational flows through Glenwood Canyon are important,” said Eric Kuhn, executive director of the Colorado River Conservation District.


April 28, 2011--Colorado River deal seeks cooperation over litigation between competing water users (Colorado Independent)

As first reported last week by Colorado Independent contributor Allen Best of Mountain Town News, a sweeping water accord called the “Colorado River Cooperative Agreement” was announced today in Grand County by political leaders from Grand, Summit and Eagle counties, along with officials from Denver Water, the Colorado River District, the ski industry and other major stakeholders.


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