2014 Water Resources Review Committee


 

    Report to Legislative Council                    Final Report          

 

Committee Members
Representatives Senators
Randy Fischer, Chair Gail Schwartz, Vice-chair
Don Coram Greg Brophy
Diane Mitsch Bush Mary Hodge
Jerry Sonnenberg Matt Jones
Ed Vigil Ellen Roberts
 
Staff Contacts:
David Beaujon
Brooke Maddaford
Clare Pramuk
Greg Sobetski
(303) 866-3521
 
To contact committee staff, please email: WaterResources@state.co.us

 

http://www.colorado.gov/lcs/WRRC
 
 
2014 Committee Schedule
Meeting Information Time Location
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
Meeting Information Location Time

Gunnison River Basin, Wednesday, June 18

Agenda Summary

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 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

Walden, CO  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

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 MSU meeting location and parking map

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 SB 14-115 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 Questionaires on the Colorado Water Plan
Table 2. Public Testimony on the Draft Colorado Water Plan
Colorado Water Board Responses to WRRC SB 14-115 Public Input
SB14-115 Report to the Colorado Water Conservation Board

 

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, 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 Conservation Program
  Western Resources Advocates Presentation - Other States' Policies to Reduce Municipal Outdoor Water Consumptions
  Founatin 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 Presentation 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 Clby 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 HB 12-1278 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 SB 14-115 Report to CWCB
  Robert Logenbaugh's Written Testimony on the South Platte BIP
  Theresa M. Conley, Conservation Colorado, SB 14-114-115 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 Basn Implementation Plan
Gunnison Basin Implementation Plan
North Platte Implementation Plan
Rio Grande 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 Bill Topic Former Bill Designation
Bill 5 More Water Protection Voluntary Clean-up Plans  
Bill 10 Water Flexible Markets  
 
 
Bills Not Approved By Legislative Council
Bill Designation Bill Topic Former Bill Designation