Arkansas Basin Roundtable

Upcoming Basin Roundtable Meeting:

October 11, 2023
10:30AM - 3:30PM

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The Arkansas Basin has seen robust growth over the past few years. Home to two large cities – Colorado Springs and Pueblo – the Arkansas Basin has seen an increase in competition for the same scarce water resources. As a result of this urban growth, there has been an increase in the transfer of water from agricultural use to municipal and industrial (M&I) uses.

Following the South Platte Basin, the Arkansas Basin is projected to experience the largest increase in M&I water demand by 2050, requiring an increase of between 141,000 AF and 195,000 acre feet (AF) with passive conservation included. 

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  • Maintain agricultural viability in the lower basin
  • Provide for in-basin augmentation in the upper basin
  • Provide for adequate water quality to meet all needs
  • Ensure adequate water for future needs:
    • M&I
    • Agricultural
    • Environmental
    • Recreational



Monthly on 2nd Wednesday in Pueblo


ChairMark Shea 

Vice-Chairs: Steve Kastner and Bob Hamel  

IBCC Representatives: Terry Scanga and Jeris Danielson 

Recorder: Al Tucker

Roundtable Governance

There are currently 49 voting members of the Arkansas BRT

Member List

Basin By-laws 

Recent Roundtable Meetings

Contact the Arkansas BRT

Colorado Water Conservation Board
1313 Sherman Street, Room 718
Denver, CO 80203
Chairperson: Mark Shea


WSRF Contact: Gracy Goodwin
Phone #: 719-539-5425