Metro Basin Roundtable

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.

Visit the Metro/South Platte Basins Roundtable Website

Upcoming Metro Basin Roundtable Meeting:

October 12, 2023

2:00-4:00 pm

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  • 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
    • M&I
    • Agricultural
    • Environmental
    • Recreational



Monthly on 2nd Thursday around the Metro area


ChairBarbara Biggs

Vice-Chair: Lisa Darling

IBCC Representatives: Rick Marsicek and Lisa Darling

Recorder: Diane Kielty

Roundtable Governance

There are currently 28 voting members of the Metro Roundtable

Member List

Metro By-laws - ratified 3/2017


People playing in the water at Confluence Park.
Confluence Park

Recent Roundtable Meetings

Meeting Date

Meeting Materials

July 2023 Minutes
June 2023 Minutes
May 2023 Minutes
April 2023 Minutes

Contact the Metro BRT

Colorado Water Conservation Board
1313 Sherman Street, Room 721
Denver, CO 80203
Chairperson: Barbara Biggs

WSRF Contact: Bob Peters

Phone #: 303-628-6570