Gunnison Basin Roundtable

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The Gunnison Basin stretches over 8,000 square miles of western Colorado, extending from the Continental Divide to the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers near Grand Junction. The largest cities in the basin are Montrose (pop. 14,153), Delta (pop. 7,827) and Gunnison (pop. 5,271).

By 2050, the Gunnison Basin is projected to increase in municipal and industrial (M&I) water demand between 16,000 and 23,000 acre feet (AF) with passive conservation included.

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Upcoming Basin Roundtable Meeting:

July 15, 2024
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • Preserve open space
  • Maintain agricultural viability
  • Provide for in-basin augmentation
  • Address compact delivery impacts to existing and future in-basin water rights
  • Ensure endangered species’ needs do not negatively impact future in-basin uses
  • Ensure adequate water for future needs
    • M&I
    • Agricultural
    • Environmental
    • Recreational


Meetings Bi-Monthly on 3rd Monday of odd Months in Montrose

Chair: Wendell Koontz

Vice-Chair: Kathleen Curry

IBCC Representatives: Joanne Fagan and Mark Roeber

Recorder: Mike Berry

  • Black Canyon
  • Needs Assessment
  • Project Screening
Roundtable Governance

There are currently 32 voting members of the Gunnison BRT

Member List

Basin By-laws

Recent Roundtable Meetings

Meeting DateMeeting Materials
March 2024Minutes
January 2024Minutes
November 2023Minutes
September 2023Minutes

Contact the Gunnison BRT

Colorado Water Conservation Board
1313 Sherman St., Rm718 Denver, CO. 80203
Chairperson: Wendell Koontz

WSRF Contact: Tom Alvey

Phone #: 970-712-4030