The South Platte Basin Roundtable covers approximately 22,000 square miles in northeast Colorado. The largest cities in the roundtable area are Boulder, Fort Collins, Longmont and Greeley. The projected population in 2050 is estimated to almost double in size to between 1.9 and 2.6 million people.
Nearly two-thirds of the increase in the state gross municipal and industrial (M&I) demand by 2030 – or approximately 324,000 acre feet (AF) to 467,000 AF with passive conservation included – will be in the overall South Platte Basin (a combination of the South Platte Basin Roundtable and the Metro Roundtable areas).
- Address potential impacts of agricultural transfers and finding alternatives to permanent agricultural dry-up
- Address agricultural supply shortages for both surface and groundwater users
- Identify opportunities to optimize existing and future water supply infrastructure
- Successfully implement endangered species program to protect existing and future in-basin uses
- Develop new water storage facilities
- Ensure adequate water for future needs
Chair: Garret Varra
Vice-Chairs: Lydia James and Rich Belt
IBCC Representatives: Sean Cronin and Jim Yahn
Recorder: Christy Wiseman
There are currently 39 voting members of the South Platte BRT
Basin By-laws - Revised November 2013