From May through September, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) will provide daily updates on the state's Flood Threat Portal to Colorado residents. Issued at 11:00am daily, the portal will provide a daily assessment of flood potential across the state, a 24-hour precipitation map, and a 7 - 15 day flood threat outlook (updated Mondays and Thursdays).
Colorado Water Conservation Board Releases Demand Management Framework, Continues Feasibility Investigation
Following nearly two years of stakeholder discussions and input from Coloradans across the state and from various sectors, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) released a draft Demand Management Framework. The Framework captures threshold issues; implementation options; and proportionality, fairness, and equity considerations.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Dan Gibbs, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Natural Resources announced today the establishment of a Water Equity Task Force to better understand existing equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) challenges in Colorado water issues and inform the Colorado Water Plan.
During the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Meeting on January 25, an update on the current and ongoing Demand Management Feasibility Investigation was presented, including reiteration of the state’s guiding principles and the first steps of potential framework concepts for what a program could look like.
On December 17, Colorado joined Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming to begin preliminary discussions regarding the upcoming negotiations of the Colorado River Basin operational guidelines.
During the November 18 Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Meeting, the second work plan for continuing the state’s Demand Management Feasibility Investigation was approved.
The State of Colorado is currently reviewing the U.S.
Following an exceptionally dry spring and summer, drought conditions now cover 99% of the state of Colorado, exacerbated by re