Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law Thursday that mandates a study looking at whether or not the state should build a new reservoir should be built on northeastern plains. Bente Birkeland has more.
Colorado Water Plan a Missed Opportunity
Guest Opinion From Gary Wockner Two weeks ago Governor Hickenlooper unveiled Colorado’s first ever water plan. After nearly two years of meetings and input, the ballyhoo of releasing the plan was heard from Yuma to Grand Junction. There’s good and […]
Capitol Coverage: Final Water Plan
Colorado’s first ever statewide water plan was unveiled today. It lists nearly 200 recommendations and took a year and a half to complete. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.
A bi-partisan committee of Colorado lawmakers is wrapping up statewide hearings this week on Colorado’s water plan. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.
Water Committee Holding Meetings
A committee of state lawmakers studying water issues is wrapping up a tour in Durango, Montrose and Craig this week. The goal is to hear from local communities about the Colorado water plan and other water issues. Bente Birkeland has […]
Colorado’s Water Plan: The Second Draft
“I think we’ve got an actionable document now and if people still think we’re falling too short or we’ve gone too far I’m sure we’ll hear about it and I encourage people to tell us.” James Eklund, is the Director […]
Commentary: Hijacking the Colorado Water Plan
Gary Wockner directs two river protection organizations. One is Save the Poudre which protects the Cache la Poudre River of northern Colorado, and the second is Save the Colorado which works to protect the Colorado River from the source here […]
Connecting the Drops: Public Engagement with the Colorado Water Plan
It’s been just over 3 months since Coloradans got a first look at the state’s water plan. The draft that was submitted to Governor John Hickenlooper came after more than 800 public meetings held all across the state. But despite […]