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Updated: Colorado Water Plan Timeline

The first draft of Colorado’s Water Plan was presented to Governor John Hickenlooper on December 10, 2014. Additional work will continue in coordination with the Governor’s Office throughout 2015. Check out the timeline.
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Colorado Water Plan Conservation Essentials

A Colorado Water Plan is being drafted that will provide a secure water future for our state only if it makes conservation its cornerstone. This plan is crucial for protecting the future of our rivers — and the wildlife, communities, agriculture and businesses that depend...

9News: Importance of Water for Small Businesses

9News reporter Maya Rodriguez continues her coverage of the Colorado Water Plan and water issues in the state featuring small businesses owners who rely on healthy and flowing rivers:
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Colorado Water Plan 2015 Timeline

The first draft of Colorado’s Water Plan was presented to Governor John Hickenlooper on December 10, 2014. Additional work will continue in coordination with the Governor’s Office throughout 2015. Check out the timeline.

Durango Herald: Water Issues in the Legislature

From the Durango Herald: While water won’t be the centerpiece issue of the Legislature this year, several lawmakers already are taking a look. Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose, is taking another stab at curbing phreatophytes, a deep-rooted plant that takes in significant amounts of...

Denver Post Letter: Colorado Water Plan Needs Conservation

Re: “Final Colorado water plan will need specifics,” Dec. 12 editorial. I applaud The Denver Post for pointing to the need for more details to be incorporated into Colorado’s Water Plan as it continues to be shaped through 2015. Specifically, that the “action agenda” should place...

Colorado Water Plan – Don’t Leave Healthy Ecosystems Out To Dry

By Ken Neubecker, Associate Director, Colorado Basin Program for American Rivers On November 19th the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) reviewed and approved the draft Colorado Water Plan.  With that and a few “tweaks”, the 385-page document will be sent to the Governor’s...

Draft Colorado Water Plan Release Drives Media Coverage

On Dec. 10, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) delivered to Governor Hickenlooper the draft of the state’s first water plan during a press conference at the Capitol. Here is some media coverage of the event: The Denver Post: Colorado water plan draft goes to...

Colorado Water Plan Dec. 10 Press Conference

A draft of the Colorado Water Plan by the Colorado Water Conservation Board is handed over to Gov. John Hickenlooper by CWCB’s boss James Eklund at a Dec. 10 press conference.
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Flowing Rivers, Flowing Taps

Using less water and using water efficiently makes sense, and to get that message across, we’re using the universal common denominator of Coloradans: BEER (which is over 90% water). Join in the fun, and let’s create some thunder. In Colorado, water and beer go hand in hand. Even...