IBCC: Jay Winner (Lower Ark District) — ‘It’s time to address the problem and not do more studies’


From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

“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 Conservation District. “It’s time to address the problem and not do more studies.” The Lower Ark district has been the primary sponsor of the Super Ditch, which seeks to sell water through leases without permanent land dry-ups.

“I’ve always been a believer in doing,” said Frank Jaeger, manager of Parker Water. “They’re trying to manipulate conservation into a water supply, but that’s not what it is.” Parker is planning a grand opening for Reuter-Hess Reservoir, a 75,000 acre-foot reservoir thirsty for water supplies, on March 21…

Roundtables have been working with the portfolio tool for the past few months to develop scenarios for future water supply. The results of those efforts will be the main topic of today’s meeting [ed. Roundtable Summit], which also includes an address by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

More IBCC — basin roundtables coverage here.

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