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Water Resources Review Committee

Report to Legislative Council


Final Report




 Staff Contacts:
David Beaujon
Brooke Maddaford
Clare Pramuk
Greg Sobetski
(303) 866-3521
To contact committee staff, please email:



2014 Committee Schedule
Meeting Information


 August 6
Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. State Capitol
 August 7 Agenda Summary 8:30 a.m. State Capitol
August 20 Agenda Summary
9:30 a.m.
 Westin Snowmass Resort
Cathedral Peak Room
 September 4 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m.  State Capitol
 September 5 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. State Capitol
 September 30 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. State Capitol


Senate Bill 14-115 Hearings Concerning Colorado Water Plan 
Senate Bill 14-115 Report to the Colorado Water Conservation Board  
Meeting Information Location Time
Gunnison River Basin,
Wednesday, June 18  
Western State College
Gunnison, CO
10:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
Colorado River Basin
Thursday, August 21
Agenda Summary
Glenwood Springs, CO
Glenwood Springs
Branch Library
5:00 p.m. to
7:30 p.m.
Southwest Basin
Wednesday, August 27
Agenda  Summary
Durango, CO
Durango Public Library
6:00 p.m. to
8:30 p.m.
Rio Grande Basin
Thursday, August 28
Agenda  Summary
Alamosa, CO
Inn of the Rio Grande
1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.
Arkansas River Basin
Friday, August 29
Agenda Summary
Pueblo, CO
Rawlings Library
9:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
Yampa-White River Basin
Tuesday, September 16
Agenda  Summary
Steamboat Springs, CO
Bud Werner Memorial Library
Library Hall
9:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
North Platte River Basin
Tuesday, September 16
Agenda  Summary
Wattenberg Center
4:00 p.m. to
6:00 p.m.
South Platte River Basin
Wednesday, September 17
Agenda  Summary
Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins Senior Center
Multipurpose Room
1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.
Denver Metropolitan Area Wednesday, October 1
 Agenda  Summary
Denver, CO
Metropolitan State
University of Denver
Student Success Building, SSB 400
890 Auraria Parkway
9:00 a.m.
(new time)
The deadline to submit comments on the draft Colorado Plan was October 1.  The Water Resources Review Committee will provide a summary of all comments received by October 1 to the Colorado Water Conservation Board by October 10.
Senate Bill 14-115 Report to the Colorado Water Conservation Board
Letter from Representative Fischer to James Eklund concerning the SB14-115 Report
Memo to James Eklund concerning public comments on the Colorado Water Plan received by the Water Resources Review Committee
Table 1. Public Comments Received from Questionnaires on the Colorado Water Plan
Table 2. Public Testimony on the Draft Colorado Water Plan
Colorado Water Board Responses to WRRC SB14-115 Public Input

2014 Committee Field Trips
Date Location
Colorado Water Congress
Wednesday, August 20 - Friday, August 22
Westin Snowmass Resort,
Snowmass CO
Optional Tour
Chatfield Watershed Facility
Tuesday, August 5
Chatfield Reservoir

Frame Work Documents of the Colorado Water Plan
The Framework Documents and Draft Chapters
are located under the Resources tab. 
 Colorado Water Plan


Reports, Issue Briefs, Presentations, and Memoranda
Date Title/Subject
May 21, 2014 Letter from Representative Fischer to WRCC members regarding Senate Bill 14-115 and the Colorado Water Plan
June 3, 2014 Senate Bill 14-115
July 17, 2014 Overview of the Water Resources Committee
August 6, 2014 Colorado River System Conservation Program
  Western Resources Advocates Presentation-Other States' Policies to Reduce Municipal Outdoor Water Consumptions
  Fountain Utilities Presentation
  Greeley Presentation
  Paul Fanning Pueblo Board of Water Works
  Pueblo Board of Water Works Presentation
  Senate Bill 14-017
  Town of Castle Rock Presentation
  Chris Elliott Presentation
  Denver Water Presentation
  Green COs Presentaion on CWW BMP
  Paul Lander Presentation
  Aurora Water SB 04-017 Testimony
  Joe Stibrich Aurora Water Testimony
August 7, 2014 Ski Area Water Rights
  Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 120
  Maribeth Gustafson USFS Testimony
  TMG Slide Deck #13 Approach to Organic Waste
  Water Court Committee Fact Sheet
  Water Court Committee Membership
  Andy Jones Presentation
  CWCB-ATM Grant Summary
  Professor Bonnie Colby Presentation
  Zach Smith Presentation
August 20, 2014 Historic Keystone Mine Voluntary Cleanup Program Application
  Historic Keystone Mine in Crested Butte Voluntary Cleanup Application
  State of the Forest Report for Colorado's Roaring Fork Watershed
  Governor Hickenlooper's Veto Letter for Senate Bill 14-023
  U.S. Energy Corp Voluntary Cleanup Application for the Historic Keystone Mine
  High Country Citizen's Alliance Letter to CDPHE
  Red Lady Coalition Submission to CDPHE
  Senate Bill 14-023
  Western State Laws and Policies Concerning State Water Plan
  Town of Crested Butte Letter to CDPHE - December 13, 2013
  Town of Crested Butte Letter to CDPHE - March 31, 2014
August 21, 2014 Jim Pokrandt Presentation on Colorado Basin Roundtable Basin Implementation Plan
August 29, 2014 Colorado Springs Water System Map
  Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority Comments
  Presentation on the Arkansas Basin Roundtable Basin Implementation Plan
September 4, 2014 Overview of Designated Basin and Denver Basin Ground Water Policy and Practice
  Colorado's Anti Speculation Water Doctrine - Justice Greg Hobbs
  Kevin Rein Overview of Augmentation Plan Statutes and Rules
  John Stulp Presentation Concerning Groundwater Policy and the Colorado Water Plan
  Raegan Waskom Presentation on HB12-1278 Study Recommendations
  The Law of Anti-Speculation
September 16, 2014 North Platte Basin Roundtable Basin Implementation Plan
  Yampa, White and Green Basin Implementation Plan
September 17, 2014 South Platte Basin Implementation Plan
September 30, 2014 James Eklund Presentation on The Colorado Water Plan
  Jeff Shoemaker Presentation - Greenway WSRA
  CWCB Storage Delta Query
  Issues for WRCC to Consider Concerning SB14-115 Report to CWCB
  Robert Logenbaugh's Written Testimony on the South Platte BIP
  Theresa M. Conley, Conservation Colorado, SB114-115 Comments
October 1, 2014 Mark Kolebar Metro BIP Presentation
  DARCA Recommendations for Colorado's Water Plan
  Patricia Wells Handout - Importance of Urban Landscape


Basin Implementation Plans
Arkansas Basin Implementation Plan
Colorado Basin Implementation Plan
Gunnison Basin Implementation Plan
North Platte Implementation Plan
Rio Grande Basin Implementation Plan
South Platte Basin Implementation Plan
Southwest Basin Implementation Plan
Yampa-White-Green Basin Implementation Plan


Proposed Legislation
Bill Designation
Bill Topic
Former Bill Designation
Bill A Promote Water Conservation in Land Use Planning Bill 2
Bill B Promote Precipitation Harvesting Pilot Projects  Bill 3
Bill C Repeal New Augmentation Standard Dawson Aquifer  Bill 4
Bill D House Bill 12-1278 Recommendations  Bill 6
Bill E Invasive Phreatophyte Management Grant  Bill 8
Bill F Appellate Review of Ground Water Commission's Decisions Bill 9


Bills Not Recommended to Legislative Council
 Bill Designation Short Title
Bill 5 More Water Protection Voluntary Clean-up Plans
Bill 10 Water Flexible Markets



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