2011 Water Resources Review Committtee

 Report to Legislative Council


Final Report



Committee Members

Senators Representatives
Gail Schwartz, Chair Jerry Sonnenberg, Vice-chair
Greg Brophy Randy Baumgardner
Angela Giron Keith Swerdfeger
Mary Hodge Ed Vigil
Ellen Roberts Roger Wilson

 Staff Contacts:
David Beaujon
Lauren Ris
(303) 866-3521




To contact committee staff, please email: WaterResources@state.co.us





2011 Committee Schedule
Meeting Information


August 2 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. SCR 356
August 23
Meeting will be recorded and posted to this website



Summary 1:30 p.m. Steamboat Sheraton Resort
August 24     All Day Colorado Water Congress summer convention Steamboat Sheraton Resort
August 25     All Day Colorado Water Congress summer convention Steamboat Sheraton Resort
September 7 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. SCR 356
September 8 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. SCR 356
October 17 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. SCR 356
October 18 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. SCR 356


Reports, Issue Briefs, Presentations, and Memoranda
Date Title/Subject
May 4, 2011 Colorado Foundation for Water Education Itinerary
May 11, 2011 Committee Introduction
June 16, 2011 Interim Calendar
July 25, 2011 Hydraulic Fracturing Issue Brief
July 26, 2011 State Policies to Promote Hydropower
July 28, 2011 Regulation of Pharmaceutical Disposal
October 17, 2011 Legislation to extend Good Neighbor Authority 
August 2, 2011 BP Operations in the San Juan Basin
  Oil and Gas Update - Division of Water Resources
  Pioneer Natural Resources - Raton Basin
  Small Hydro Update - Division of Water Resources
  Tri-State Water Resources Presentation
  Colorado Dam Safety Presentation
August 23, 2011 IWRRC Drought Presentation
  Wolfe Compacts 9-2011
  Flood Season Recap - IWC Steamboat
September 7, 2011 Southern Delivery System
  Graywater Reuse for Colorado
  Colorado Water Utility Council Waste Impoundments
  Water Resources Infrastructure Strategies
  Nutrient Water Quality Criteria in 10 States 
  Southern Delivery System Update 
September 8, 2011 Forests to Faucets - Denver Water
  Flaming George Cooperative Supply Project 
  Forest Health Improvement Projects - Aurora Water 



Proposed Legislation
Bill Designation
Short Title
Former Bill Designation
Bill A Exempt Drinking Water Cert Designation Bill 1
Bill B Establish Mines Water Replacement Reqmnt Bill 2
Bill C Postpone Repeal Denver Basin Aquifers Bill 4
Bill D Consolidate Div Water Resources Funds Bill 7
Bill E Reissue Lost Mutual Ditch Share Cert Bill 8
Resolution A Use Severance Tax Water Infrastructure Resolution 1


Bills Not Recommended to Legislative Council
Bill 3 Authorize Graywater Reuse
Bill 5 Phase In Efficient Toilet Requirement
Bill 6 Divert Waste Meds From Water Disposal