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Plan evaluates future municipal water needs

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014




This is the sixth article in the Narrow the Gap water series addressing the Rio Grande Basin Water Plan.



VALLEY — In 2004, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) completed the Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI) Phase 1 Study. One of the key findings of the study was that while SWSI evaluated water needs and solutions through 2030, very few municipal and industrial (M&I) water providers have identified supplies beyond 2030.

Beyond 2030, growing demands may require more aggressive solutions. Since the SWSI Phase 1 Study was completed, Colorado’s legislature established the “Water for the 21st Century Act.” This act established the Interbasin Compact Process that provides a permanent forum for broad-based water discussions in the state.



For the complete article see the 04-05-2014 issue.

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