From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Gary Harmon):
Grand Valley residents on Tuesday can weigh in on the statewide water plan that is now before Gov. John Hickenlooper.
The draft plan presented late last year to the governor took no position on whether to propose a transmountain diversion of water from the Western Slope to the Front Range.
There are now 29 west-to-east diversions across the Continental Divide and talks of potential approaches to additional projects are continuing.
The draft statewide plan, as well as plans for management of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers, will be discussed at the 7 p.m. meeting in the Grand Junction City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St.
Organizers of the meeting hope to increase awareness of what is in the statewide water plan and, in the longer term, increase understanding of forecasts that anticipate the state’s water needs outstripping its supplies, said Hannah Holm, coordinator of the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University.
Participants will be asked to fill out surveys about the statewide plan, as well as plans for the Gunnison and Colorado rivers.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
More Colorado Water Plan coverage here.