#COleg: HB16-1256 South Platte Storage Study recommends surface and aquifer storage

Click here to read the report. From The Sterling Journal-Advocate (Jeff Rice): The best way to meet Colorado’s growing water demand and still protect irrigation water rights is probably a combination of increased surface storage and underground, or aquifer storage. But even that combination won’t bridge the gap between water demand and supply. That’s the … Continue reading #COleg: HB16-1256 South Platte Storage Study recommends surface and aquifer storage

#COleg: HB16-1256 South Platte Water Storage Study to debut soon

From Colorado Politics (Marianne Goodland): Almost 8 million acre-feet of water has left Colorado in the past 20 years that the state could have kept, according to preliminary data from a legislative-commissioned study expected later this year… That takes us to what happened to that 8 million acre-feet of water on the South Platte. It … Continue reading #COleg: HB16-1256 South Platte Water Storage Study to debut soon

2016 #coleg: Gov. Hickenlooper signs HB16-1256 (South Platte Storage study)

From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Charles Ashby): Leave it to a Western Slope legislator to tell his colleagues on the Front Range just what they should do when it comes to finding more water for their thirsty cities. While the South Platte River is miles away from Rep. J. Paul Brown’s southwest Colorado House … Continue reading 2016 #coleg: Gov. Hickenlooper signs HB16-1256 (South Platte Storage study)

2016 #coleg: HB16-1256 (South Platte Water Storage Study) advances

From The Durango Herald (Peter Marcus): Rep. J. Paul Brown, R-Ignacio, has pushed for the bill for several years, pointing to looming water shortages and pressure on agricultural communities. The bill would require the Colorado Water Conservation Board to study the amount of water that has been delivered over 20 years to Nebraska from the … Continue reading 2016 #coleg: HB16-1256 (South Platte Water Storage Study) advances

2016 #coleg: HB16-1256 — South Platte Water Storage Study update

From the Colorado Independent (Marianne Goodland) via The Sterling Journal-Advocate: The first step to building a reservoir or dam to capture millions of gallons of water flowing down the South Platte River won unanimous approval this week at the state Capitol. Rep. J. Paul Brown, an Ignacio Republican, has been sounding the siren call on … Continue reading 2016 #coleg: HB16-1256 — South Platte Water Storage Study update

2016 #coleg: HB16-1256 update #ColoradoRiver #COriver

From The Durango Herald (Peter Marcus): The bill would require the Colorado Water Conservation Board to study the amount of water that has been delivered over 20 years to Nebraska from the river in excess of the amount allowed under the South Platte River agreement. The legislation was amended on Monday to require approval from … Continue reading 2016 #coleg: HB16-1256 update #ColoradoRiver #COriver

2016 #coleg: HB16-1256 — South Platte Water Storage Study update

From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Charles Ashby): A Western Slope lawmaker wants to help folks on the eastern side of the state store more water. Doing so not only would help serve the growing water demands of thirsty Front Range cities, but also take pressure off other areas of the state from transmountain diversions, … Continue reading 2016 #coleg: HB16-1256 — South Platte Water Storage Study update

Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District hopes to act as agent for Water Supply Reserve Fund Proposal

From. The Sterling Journal-Advocate (Jeff Rice): The Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District will submit a proposal to act as fiscal agent for the Water Supply Reserve Fund Proposal being drawn up by the South Platte Regional Opportunities Working Group. That decision came during Tuesday’s meeting of the district’s Executive Committee. The $390,000 project, described … Continue reading Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District hopes to act as agent for Water Supply Reserve Fund Proposal