State and Regional Water Supply Planning
- Colorado's 2015 Water Plan
The Colorado Water Conservation Board's response to Governor Hickenlooper's mandate. The plan was developed in conjunction with other state water agencies (e.g. State Engineer's Office, Water Quality Control Commission, Water Quality Control Division, Division of Parks & Wildlife)
- South Platte Basin Implementation Plan April 2015
The SP Basin Implementation Plan covers the Cache la Poudre River, and is a component of the state-wide water plan, above.
- Statewide Water Supply Initiative - Gimbel (CWCB), 2011
This presentation covers the need to provide water for additional population growth and covers a mix of proposals to meet the "gap," including ag transfer, conservation, 'new' supply development, and a variety of proposals currently on the drawing board.
- Statewide Water Supply Initiative 2010 Fact Sheet - Colorado Dept. of Natural Resources and Water Conservation Board, 2010
This 'fact sheet' outlines the mission of the Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI) and summarizes the key findings in terms of demand projections for municipal, agricultural, non-consumptive and energy uses, the available water supply, the "gap", and the portfolio of potential future supply options. It also addresses costs of additional supply and provides policy recommendations.
- Filling the Gap - Western Resource Advocates, 2012
Most of Colorado's population growth for the next 40 years is expected in the South Platte Basin and in the urban counties of the Arkansas Basin. Population in these areas is projected to grow by 70% from 2010 to 2050. The state of Colorado has defined the water supply "gap" needed to serve this new population. The Filling the Gap Series details an alternative water supply approach to meeting the future water needs intended to better protect the state's economy, environment, and quality of life.