Colorado's Water Plan

The State of Colorado is currently engaged in the development of “Colorado’s Water Plan.”  The plan’s official website,, offers the following explanation of the plan’s goals and purposes:

This plan offers a strategic vision:  a productive economy that supports vibrant and sustainable cities, productive agriculture, a strong environment, and a robust recreation industry. How can we achieve this vision for Colorado water? This plan provides the strategies, policies, and actions by which Colorado can address its projected future needs in a manner consistent with this vision. This plan will be accomplished through collaboration with basin roundtables, local governments, water providers, and other stakeholders. It represents a set of collaboratively developed policies and actions that all Coloradans and their elected officials can support and to which they can adhere. 

On July 15 a new draft of the plan will be available for public comment.  Visit the website now to read the plan as it as has been drafted so far, and check back on the 15th for the next draft.  Information on submitting comments can be found on the website.  On the site you can also find a calendar of important dates, Twitter feeds, podcasts, river basin information, and other states’ water plans.  For more resources on water in Colorado, search our library’s online catalog.