Colorado River Water Availability Study

What is the Colorado River Water Availability Study?

Colorado River Water Availability Study (CRWAS) is a multi-phase study to determine how much water from the Colorado River Basin System is available to meet Colorado’s future water needs under alternate hydrologies. A number of documents have been generated as part of this study and are listed below.
 

Scopes of Work

                

Reports

     

 

Technical Memos

     
Spell Statistics (Refinement to CRWAS Phase I Task 6.7) Task 7.12 - Statistical Analysis of Climate Impacts Task 6.7 - Summarize Alternate Historical Hydrology Task 3.1 – Glossary of Terms
Consumptive Use Analysis – Growing Season Adjustment Task 7.5 – Climate Change Approach Tasks 6.6/7.11 - CDSS Automation, Testing, and Application Task 2.9 Public Data Posting – Documentation of Binary File Reader Metadata 
Projection Selection (Refinement to CRWAS Phase I Tasks 7.1, 7.2 and 7.5) Tasks 7.3/7.4 - Forest Change Literature Review/Suggested Methods/Assessment Task 6.4 - Methods for Alternate Hydrology and Water Use Task 2.9 Public Data Posting – Beta-Testing Feedback
Task 8.6 - Summarize Compact Effects Task 7.2 - Climate Change Literature Review and Methods Evaluation Task 6.1 – Alternate Historical Hydrology Task 2.2 - Summary Briefs
Task 8.2 - Colorado River Compact Overview and Analysis - Approach Task 7.1 - Coordination with Front Range Vulnerability Study Task 4.4 - Recommend Model Refinements  Task 2.1 – Pertinent Document List
Task 8.1 - Colorado River Compact Overview and Analysis  Phase II, Task 1 - Approach for Constructing Climate Scenarios Phase II Task 1 - Literature Review Phase II Task 5 - Climate Hydrology Approach and Results

 

Modeling Briefs

   
Task 4.1 – Modeling Brief for the San Juan & Dolores Rivers Task 4.1 – Modeling Brief for the Yampa River Task 4.1 – Modeling Brief for the Gunnison River
Task 4.1 – Modeling Brief for the Upper Colorado River Task 4.1 – Modeling Brief for the White River Task 4.1 – Overview of the CDSS