The Metro Roundtable is the only roundtable not designated out of a natural hydrological river basin. The Metro region’s unique needs and water uses necessitated its designation apart from the South Platte River Basin (within which it lies). In 2010, the Denver Metro region had more than 2.6 million residents – about half of the state’s population – and by 2050, this number is expected to increase to 4.1 million residents.
It is estimated that the Metro Roundtable will need an additional 183,000 acre feet (AF) to 272,000 AF to meet its 2050 demands with passive conservation included. Additionally, the South Metro area expects it will need approximately 25,900 AF of additional annual supplies to replace non-renewable Denver Basin groundwater.
- Find alternatives to permanent agricultural dry-up
- Address renewable supplies for Denver Basin groundwater users
- Identify opportunities to optimize existing and future water supply infrastructure
- Ensure successful implementation of endangered species program to protect existing and future in-basin uses
- Ensure adequate water for future needs
Monthly on 2nd Thursday around the Metro area
Chair: Barbara Biggs
Vice-Chair: Lisa Darling
IBCC Representatives: Jim Lochhead and Lisa Darling
Recorder: Diane Kielty
There are currently 28 voting members of the Metro Roundtable
Metro By-laws - ratified 3/2017