From email from the Colorado Water Conservation Board (Ben Wade):
Proposed revisions to the CWCB’s Guidelines to Review and Evaluate Drought Mitigation Plans were presented to the CWCB Board at the May 2011Board meeting, and are now available for public comment beginning June 1, 2011. The public comment period will close at 5pm on June 30, 2011. The Guidelines are available for review on the CWCB website.
The Guidelines for the Office of Water Conservation & Drought Planning (OWCDP) to Review and Evaluate Drought Mitigation Plans were last adopted in May 2005. Since that time, the OWCDP has developed extensive resources to assist in the development of local drought mitigation and response plans. These resources reflect the latest knowledge on drought planning and have been vetted with numerous entities and stakeholders representing geographically diverse water users throughout Colorado. The Municipal Drought Planning Guidance document, developed as part of the 2010 Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan, creates a clear and concise how-to-guide for drought planning that previously did not exist in Colorado.
The proposed changes to the Guidelines ensure that the tools and resources available for the entities to develop drought mitigation & response plans coincide with the Guidelines that will be used to review the plans once submitted to the CWCB for approval.
The revised Guidelines will be presented for approval at the July 12-13,2011 CWCB Board Meeting in Walden, CO.
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