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 Roundtable Meeting:

June 13, 2024

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


MeetingsMonthly on 2nd Thursday around the Metro area

ChairLisa Darling

Vice-Chair: Vacant

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.

Recent Roundtable Meetings 

Meeting  DateMeeting Materials
April 2024Minutes
March 2024Minutes
February 2024Minutes
January 2024Minutes

Contact the Metro BRT

Colorado Water Conservation Board
1313 Sherman Street, Room 718
Denver, CO 80203
Chairperson: Lisa Darling

WSRF Contact: Sam Calkins & Kim Gortz