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Colorado Water Plan Draft Released for Public Comment Period

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) – the state’s agency that works to conserve, develop, protect and manage Colorado's water for present and future generations – released a draft of the 2023 Colorado Water Plan for a 90-day public comment period.

Senate Confirms Colorado Water Conservation Board Appointments

The Colorado Senate officially confirmed Paul Bruchez to serve as the Colorado Water Conservation Board (Board) Colorado River Basin representative during a hearing today. Additionally, Directors Jessica Brody and Jackie Brown were confirmed for reappointments to the Board for their second terms.

Commissioner Mitchell Statement on US Dept of Interior Actions to Reduce Risk to Lake Powell Elevations and Critical Infrastructure

April 12, 2022

The U.S. Department of the Interior has proposed a reduction in the annual release volume from Lake Powell from 7.48 to 7.0 million acre-feet for water year 2022. This is based on the Department's determination that additional actions are needed to protect dam operations and hydropower production, and to address public health and safety concerns.

Below is a statement from Colorado River Commissioner Becky Mitchell:



The Colorado Water Conservation Board mission is to conserve, develop, protect and manage Colorado’s water for present and future generations.

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