Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District

November 19, 2014--Guv to see water plan (Durango Herald)

The Colorado Water Conservation Board today sent to Gov. John Hickenlooper a draft water plan that aims to shape the future of the precious resource in Colorado. The board met at the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District in Berthoud.

November 9, 2014--Colorado girds for proliferating people and increasingly scarce water (Denver Post)

Colorado is looking for 163 billion gallons of water, and a long-awaited state plan for finding it calls for increased conservation, reusing treated wastewater and diverting more water from the Western Slope. The plan, ordered by Gov. John Hickenlooper to deal with a massive projected water shortfall, is about to be unveiled.

June 29, 2014--Water panel identifies wish list (La Junta Tribune)

During the third annual Protein Producer Summit, a joint summer business meeting of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Livestock Association, four panelists shared a wish list of items they think could improve the state’s ability to fully capture and utilize its water resources. More storage is needed!

May 19, 2014--Feds may cut off water for legal marijuana crops (Huff Post)

Some cannabis growers may soon find themselves with a lot less irrigation water if the U.S. government decides to block the use of federal water for state-legal marijuana cultivation. The U.S.

May 1, 2014--Official says bringing more West Slope water to Front Range as part of Colorado Water Plan critical (Greeley Tribune)

A northern Colorado water official expressed concern this week that talks of bringing more Western Slope water across the Continental Divide might take a backseat to other aspects of the long-term, comprehensive Colorado Water Plan. The statewide water plan — put in motion by Gov.

September 5, 2013--Water projects stuck in regulatory limbo (Northern Colorado Business Report)

In the past decade, Jeff Drager has watched his two daughters grow up, graduate from high school and college and start their first jobs. Yet he’s still stuck on the same project at work – winning state and federal approval to build a new water reservoir.

January 11, 2013--Northern Water to push ‘graywater’ bill (Northern Colorado Business Journal)

The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District plans to lobby for passage of a bill allowing homeowners and businesses to reuse dish-washing, shower and other graywater. Colorado water law allows just one use of water before it goes down the drain, through a wastewater treatment plant and back into the river for others to use. There are exemptions, however.

December 14, 2012--Environmentalists float alternative to water-storage (Northern Colorado Business Report)

An environmental group proposed Thursday an alternative to a huge Northern Colorado water-storage project, calling for water conservation, recycling and sharing water with irrigators instead of building new reservoirs.

September 21, 2012--Weather, not water use, crucial factor in future water supply (Pueblo Chieftain)

A change in the climate more likely would cause a crisis on the Colorado River than more development of the rivers waters by Colorado, a consultant said. For years, water use in California, Arizona and Nevada has pushed the limits of the 1922 Colorado River Compact.

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