IBCC—Time to Move Ahead

At their March meeting, the Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC) looked closely at how the roundtables have used a planning tool that incorporates agricultural transfers, conservation, identified projects, and new projects. While the IBCC worked with the Colorado Water Conservation Board to develop the tool, members think it’s time to move ahead. “I think the state of Colorado has a problem, and this is just another study that tells us we have a problem,” said Jay Winner, manager of the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District. “It’s time to address the problem and not do more studies.” Roundtables have been working with the portfolio tool for the past few months to develop scenarios for future water supply.