Arkansas Basin Roundtable recap: Storage ‘is the lost child in the process’ — Gary Barber


From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

“It’s [storage] the lost child in this process,” roundtable Chairman Gary Barber said at the April meeting of the roundtable on Wednesday. “The next Statewide Water Supply Initiative update is 2016, and that seems like a long way off for some of the things we need in this basin.”

The state is looking at a strategy that involves new and ongoing projects, conservation and agricultural-urban transfers that won’t permanently dry up farmland. The strategies grew out of discussions among roundtables and the Interbasin Compact Committee. “You need to have storage to make any of the strategies work,” said Jim Broderick, executive director of the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District.

More IBCC — basin roundtables coverage here.

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