2015 Water Resources Review Committee


 

 Report to Legislative Council               Final Report

 

Committee Members
Senators Representatives
Ellen Roberts, Chair Ed Vigil, Vice-chair
Randy Baumgardner Jeni Arndt
Mary Hodge Jon Becker
Matt Jones Don Coram
Jerry Sonnenberg Diane Mitsch Bush
 
 
 Staff Contacts:
 
David Beaujon
Meghan O'Connor
Clare Pramuk
Greg Sobetski
 
(303) 866-3521
 
To contact committee staff, please email: WaterResources@state.co.us

 

http://www.colorado.gov/lcs/WRRC
 
 

 

2015 Regular Committee Schedule
Meeting Information Time Location
July 20 Agenda Audio Summary 2:00 p.m. Durango, CO
July 21 Agenda Audio Summary 2:00 p.m. Montrose, CO
July 22 Agenda Audio Summary 2:00 p.m. Craig, CO
August 10 Agenda Audio Summary 2:00 p.m. Alamosa, CO
August 19 Agenda Audio Summary 9:00 a.m.

Vail Cascade Resort
Vail, CO

September 15 Agenda Audio Summary 10:00 a.m. State Capitol
October 29 Agenda Audio Summary 9:00 a.m. State Capitol

 

Senate Bill 14-115 Hearings Concerning Colorado Water Plan


The deadline to submit public feedback on the draft Colorado Water Plan to the Water Resources Review Committee was September 15, 2015.  The deadline to submit comments on the draft plan to the Colorado Water Conservation Board is September 17, 2015.  To submit comments on the draft plan, go to coloradowaterplan.com

 
First Colorado Water Plan Field Trip (July 20-21)

Dolores-San-Miguel-San Juan River Basin

Agenda

Audio

Summary

Durango, CO - Holiday Inn & Suites, 21636 Hwy 160 West

Monday, July 20, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Gunnison River Basin Hearing

Agenda

Audio

Summary

Montrose, CO - Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Avenue Tuesday, July 21, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Yampa-White River Basin

Agenda

Audio

Summary

Craig, CO - Clarion Inn and Suites, 300 S. Highway 13 Wednesday, July 22, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00
Second Colorado Water Plan Field Trip (August 10-12)

Rio Grande Basin Hearing

Agenda

Audio

Summary

Alamosa, CO - Inn of the Rio Grande Hotel and Conference Center, 333 Santa Fe Avenue Monday, August 10, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Arkansas River Basin Hearing

Agenda

Audio

Summary

Salida, CO - Salida Community Center, 305 F Street Tuesday, August 11, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Colorado River Basin Hearing

Agenda

Audio

Summary

Granby, CO - Inn at Silver Creek, 62927 US Highway 40 Wednesday, August 12, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Third Colorado Water Plan Field Trip (September 14-15)

North Platte River Basin Hearing

Agenda

Audio

Summary

Walden, CO - U.S. Forest Service Offices Monday, September 14, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

South Platte River Basin Hearing

Agenda

Audio

Summary

Greeley, CO - Island Grove Event Center Monday, September 14, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Denver Metropolitan Area Hearing

Agenda

Audio

Summary

Aurora, CO - Aurora City Council Chamber Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Senate Bill 14-115 Report to the Colorado Water Conservation Board
Water Resources Review Committee SB14-115 Report to the Colorado Water Conservation Board
Appendix A - Feedback on the Draft Colorado Water Plan
2015 Committee Field Trips
Colorado Foundation for Water Education metro area tour, Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12  

Colorado Water Congress, Wednesday, August 19 - Friday, August 21

Vail Cascade Resort
Vail, Colorado

Optional Tour
     
     

 

Proposed Legislation
Bill Designation Bill Topic Former Bill Designation
Memorial A Good Samaritan Remediation Abandoned Mines Resolution 6
Memorial B Wildfire Funding Resolution 3
Resolution A Timely Access to Federal Lands for Dam Restoration Projects Resolution 2

 

Bills Not Recommended to Legislative Council  
Bill Designation Short Title Fiscal Note
Bill 1 State Engineer Statute Cleanup Bill 1
Bill 4 Transfer Authority to Approve Water Projects to the State Engineer Bill 4
Bill 5 Expedite State Permitting Process for Water Storage Projects Bill 5
Bill 7 Rain Harvesting Bill 7
Bill 8 Additional Enforcement Against Stealing Water Bill 8
 

 

 
Reports, Issue Briefs, Presentations, and Memoranda
Date Title/Subject
June 15, 2015
Overview of the Water Resources Review Committee
   
July 20, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Out of State Objectors in 13CW3034
Possible Legislation for Future Use Allocations Impacts of Instream Flow (SWCD)
Steve Harris - Alternative Water Sources to Meet Future East Slope Urban Water Demand
SWCD Resolution of Support for Future Use Allocation in CWCB's Instream Flow Program
What Changed in the Second Draft of the Clean Water Plan
 
July 20, 2015 - SB14-115 Meeting
Colorado Plan Chapter 10 - Draft
Colorado Plan Fact Sheet July 2015
Clean Water Plan Executive Summary
 
July 21, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Trout Unlimited - Upper Ohio Creek Flow Restoration Project
 
July 22, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Scott C. Culbertson Proposed Amendments to Water Statutes
Tom Chart's Presentation to the Water Resources  Review Committee
 
July 22, 2015 - SB14-115 Meeting
Rebecca Mitchell's Presentation Concerning Draft Colorado Water Plan
 
August 10, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Rio Grande Basin - Craig Cotten
Groundwater Administration and Sustainability in The Rio Grande Basin - Dick Wolfe
Watershed Health, Restoration, and Protection - Heather Dutton
Rio Grande Basin Water Plan - Judy Lopez
Rio Grande Watershed Conservation and Education Initiative - Judy Lopez
Data Collection to Improve Forecasting in Rio Grande Basin - Nathan Coombs
Rio Grande Water Conservation District Update on Subdistricts - Steve VanDiver
 
August 10, 2015 - SB14-115 Meeting
A Rio Grande Action Plan
Rio Grande Basin Roundtable Basin Action Plan
Colorado's Water Plan - Colorado Water Conservation Board
Rio Grande Basin Water Plan
 
August 12, 2015 - SB114-115 Meeting
Colorado Basin Roundtable Basin Implementation Plan
Colorado's Water Plan - Colorado Water Conservation Board
 
August 19, 2015 - Regular Meeting
"Waters of the U.S." Rule - Mark Pifher
Floyd Ciruli Presentation Concerning Proposed Ballot Measures
Reengrossed House Bill 15-1038
 
September 14-15 Meeting
Summary of South Platte Basin Implementation Plan
 
September 14, 2015 - SB114-115 Meeting
North Platte Basin Implementation Plan - Kent Crowder
 
September 15, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Draft Bill to Allow Small Scale Preciptiation Collection
Map of Colorado Mining Stream Impacts and Restoration Efforts
Colorado Water Institute - Rain Barrel Capture Analysis Presentations
GreenCO Exec Summary - Expected Benefits of Landscape Water Conservation Best
 
September 15, 2015 - SB114-115 Meeting
Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority Comments
 
October 29, 2015 - Regular Meeting
State Funding for Water Projects
Platte River Implementation Program Fact Sheet
Platte River Implementation Program - The Land Plan and Land Acquisition
Platte River Implementation Program - The  Water Plan
Platte River Implementation Program - Adaptive Management Plan
Direct Potable Reuse: Industry Trends in Water Supply
Colorado Water Plan Fact Sheet - October 2015
Colorado Mining Association Presentation - Mining Reclamation and Water Protection (revised)
Animas, La Plata Operation, Maintenance, and Replacement Association Presentation
Public-Private Partnerships for Water Systems and Water Treatment