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  • 1.Town Hall Meeting March 11th. Celebratebecause water is important for all that we do

2. Town Hall Meeting March 11th 4 Colorado River Water Supporting Diverse Land Use Environment and Game Agriculture Recreation and Tourism Industry and Energy Municipalities Grand Junction looking towards Grand Mesa 3. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. Celebratebecause Colorado is a headwaters state Snow falls in the mountains Builds as snowpack 4. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. Governor Hickenloopers Executive Order What? May of 2013.start Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) will coordinate the plan Plan will be prepared by the 9 Roundtables Draft on CWCBs desk by July 2014 Our team were given notice to proceed on December 11th, 2013 Plan has to show how we meet the Gap Planning horizon is 2050 5. Town Hall Meeting March 11th WHY? The CWP is an opportunity to allow the statewide thinking to transition from an individual perspective to a regional perspective. 6. Town Hall Meeting March 11th 7. Town Hall Meeting March 11th 8. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. 9. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. - 80% of Colorados population is on the Front Range. - 80% of Colorados precipitation falls on the Western Slope. 10. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. And drains in the spring and summer. Nourishing 19 states and Mexico 11. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. 1922 Compact: Upper Basin states must not cause the flow of the River at Lee Ferry to be depleted below an aggregate of 75,000,000 acre feet in any 10 consecutive years. 12. Town Hall Meeting March 11th15 Colorado River Compact Senate Bill-122 study underway to determine risk of continued water development includes other basins feeding greater Colorado basin Lake Powell has been our savings account for the compact 13. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. Future imbalances between supply and demand, as projected by the US Bureau of Reclamation, could exacerbate current stresses 14. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. Lake Powell Elevations 15. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. 16. Town Hall Meeting March 11th 17. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. COLORADO BASINS PREDICAMENT The 80/20 problem Existing Stresses Future Stresses 18. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. Threats, Challenges, Issues Compact Calls Transbasin diversions Endangered Species Growth Separation of land use and water planning Energy Shoshone Call Loss of Agriculture Climate Change 19. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. Existing Stresses Headwaters: Low, Flat Flows Flows reduced by transmountain diversions. Ecosystem impacts: degraded habitat for fish, riparian vegetation Economic impacts: impediment to growth, tourism Middle section: Flows depend on Shoshone Call Water quality concerns: natural gas drilling, saline springs Rapid population growth Lower section: Flows depend on Cameo, Shoshone Salts and selenium leach into river when water percolates through soils. Less high-mountain water makes river saltier. 20. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. 21. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. Full report available at: http://www.nwccog.org/index.php/programs/water-qualityquantity-committee/ Figures from report Water and its Relationship to the Economies of the Headwaters Counties, commissioned by the Northwest Colorado Council of governments. 22. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. 23. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Agriculture Municipal/Dome stic Recreation/Fishe ries Industrial/Comm ercial Augmentation Recharge Water Deliveries in Colorado Source: Colorado Division of Water Resources/Water College Program Water 101 24. Town Hall Meeting March 11th 25. Town Hall Meeting March 11th.28 PALISADE GRAND JUNCTION GLENWOOD SPRINGS BASALT VAIL GRANBY DILLON ASPEN EAGLE GRAND GARFIELD MESA PITKIN SUMMIT ROUTT EAGLE County 2000 Population 2030 Population Increase in Population 2000 to 2030 Percent Change 2000 to 2030 Percent Annual Growth Rate Eagle 43,300 86,900 43,600 101 2.3 Garfield* 43,800 119,900 76,100 274 5.2 Grand 12,900 28,800 15,900 123 2.7 Mesa* 116,250 220,600 104,350 190 3.8 Pitkin 15,900 27,200 11,300 71 1.8 Summit 25,700 50,400 24,700 96 2.3 TOTAL 248,000 492,600 244,600 99 2.3 Colorado Basin Population Projections Population doubling Fastest growing basin in Colorado Ref: SWSI and *AGNC KREMMLING RIFLE 26. Colorado Basin Roundtable tasks: Assess internal needs & identify projects to meet them Negotiate how to meet state needs. 27. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. Shoshone Source: Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library 28. Colorado is facing a Gap 29. Conservation Ag to Urban Transfers New Projects (Colorado Basin development) How can we fill the gap? Already planned projects (Windy Gap firming, Moffat Collection System) + Graphics provided by the Colorado Foundation for Water Education The Governor wants a draft plan by the end of 2014 & a final plan by the end of 2015. 30. Town Hall Meeting March 11th PLT Themes Need for Multi-Purpose Projects Land Use Connection with Water Use Healthy Rivers Local Control Protect Main-stem Water Right Operations Regional cooperation needed The importance of Saving Agriculture 31. Town Hall Meeting March 11th 32. Town Hall Meeting March 11th 33. Town Hall Meeting March 11th 34. Town Hall Meeting March 11th 35. Town Hall Meeting March 11th 36. Town Hall Meeting March 11th 37. Roaring Fork Watershed Issues Ruedi Reservoir RICDs Non consumptive Critical Reaches Crystal Valley PSOP Pre 22 water rights More regional cooperation is needed Roaring Fork River Water Council A focus on conservation will increase Prepare for Compact Call and Drought 38. Public Outreach Nonconsumptive Recovery Program, Conservation Rep. for the Recovery Program Implementation Team Bureau of Reclamation Colorado Parks and Wildlife Denver Water Roaring Fork Conservancy Bureau of Land Management United States Forest Service Eagle River Water and Sanitation District Eagle River Watershed Council Nonconsumptive Roundtable Representatives Consumptive Water provider interviews (Grand, Pitkin, Garfield, Summit) Water provider interviews in Eagle County, Mesa County March Roaring Fork Watershed Collaborative Meeting (January 23) Roaring Fork Water Efficiency Group (January 28) Agricultural NRCS Ag Days (January 29) Rancher/Farmer individual mtgs Colorado River District-Colorado River Water Supply and Demand Study 39. Public Outreach Colorado Mesa University AGNC SEO office (current and former staff) NWCOG (March 13th) Water Attorneys Mid Valley Metropolitan District Roaring Fork Water and Sanitation District Kiwanis Summit County Trout Unlimited March 18th Summit County Town Hall Meeting March 26th 40. Town Hall Meeting March 11th What would you like to include in Colorados Water Plan? 41. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. Water Development and growth will not stop in 2050!! We would like to hear from you! Questions? Thank You 42. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. 43. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. Constraints on water use: Colorado Water Law Colorado River Basin Compact 44. Town Hall Meeting March 11th.Map Source: Colorado River District Website Did you know that these projects account for over 25% of Colorado's total use of the Colorado River? 45. Town Hall Meeting March 11th. How water is used in Colorado: 86.5 % Agriculture 6.7% Municipal 3% Recreation, fisheries & in-stream flows (legally dedicated for those purposes much more is used recreationally on the way to other uses). 1.9% Commercial, Industrial and Institutional 1.9% Augmentation and replacement of groundwater in shallow aquifers. Source: Statistics on water deliveries provided by the Colorado State Engineers Office to the Colorado Foundation for Water Education in 2002. 46. Assessing Nonconsumptive Needs WHAT IS A NON-CONSUMPTIVE WATER USE? WATER THAT SUPPORTS: RIPARIAN PROCESSES AND FLOODPLAIN FUNCTIONS AESTHETICSAND QUALITY OF LIFE RECREATION FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES WITHOUT CONSUMING ANY OF IT 47. Town Hall Meeting March 11th 48. Town Hall Meeting March 11th 49. Town Hall Meeting March 11th Problem # 3 Do we care if we save Agriculture? How do we save Agriculture? 50. Town Hall Meeting March 11th Roundtable Meeting BIP Schedule December 11 Notice to proceed from CWCB December 30th Goals and measurable outcomes Explain the GAP Constraints and opportunities January 27 Evaluate current Basin Operation and hydrology February 24 Projects and Methods March 24 Projects and Methods April 28 Implementation Strategies May 26 How does plan meet our Goals/White Paper June 23 Check in with CBRT July 15 Draft BIP due to CWCB by July 15 July through December 2014 CWCB will take 9 plans and mold into CWP. Draft on Governors Desk December 2014 51. Town Hall Meeting March 11th Water Provider Interview Themes Excellent, and comprehensive legal water supply portfolios on an individual basis Physical Water Supply Planning based upon firm yield in dry yearbased upon historical hydrology. Not enough thought to drought, Climate change, future uncertainty and land use Physical supplies have not been given the same level of hierarchy of legal, paper, augmentation water? Where ever that 240% growth will occur will impact you! 52. Town Hall Meeting March 11th Water Provider Interviews? Plans are very reliant upon Augmentation Storage and exchanges! Future storage is required and needs to be above supply.not just augmentation storage. Why? Reliant upon stream flows Uncertainty Land Use changes Climate changes Extended droughts beyond historical averages Customers are very engaged with in-stream flows Under current regulatory climate future reservoirs very expensive and can not be done by any one entity. No discussion of regional projects Not focused on Compact Call implications! 53. Town Hall Meeting March 11th Non Consumptive Themes A focus on protecting and improving critical reache