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




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

Vail Cascade Resort
Vail, CO

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


Senate Bill 14-115 Hearings Concerning Colorado Water Plan
To submit comments on the draft Colorado Water Plan
to the Water Resources Review Committee, Click here.
First Colorado Water Plan Field Trip (July 20-21)
Dolores-San-Miguel-San Juan River Basin 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 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 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 Alamosa, CO - Inn of the Rio Grande Hotel and Conference Center, 333 Santa Fe Avenu Monday, August 10, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Arkansas River Basin Hearing Salida, CO - Salida Community Center, 305 F Street Tuesday, August 11, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Colorado River Basin Hearing 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 Walden, CO - U.S. Forest Service Offices Monday, September 14, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
South Platte River Basin Hearing Greeley, CO - Island Grove Event Center Monday, September 14, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Denver Metropolitan Area Hearing 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
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


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


Proposed Legislation
Bill Designation Bill Topic Former Bill Designation


Bills Not Recommended to Legislative Council
Bill Designation Short Title