State releases final draft of Colorado Water Plan

19th November, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

EAGLE COUNTY — After two and a half years, many roundtable discussions and tens of thousands of public comments, the state of Colorado released the final draft of the Colorado Water Plan on Thursday. The plan outlines a strategy to provide water for the growing state in the face of future drought. As stipulated by federal law and water compacts, Colorado keeps about one-third of the water that originates in the state — the rest goes downstream to nearly 20 other growing states. If nothing is done, then planners anticipate Colorado will be short by 182 billion gallons by 2050. …

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