The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) has launched a new online CWCB Portal that will be used to accept Water Plan Grant applications now through December 1.
On October 15, Colorado Water Conservation Board Director Rebecca Mitchell - who also serves as Colorado River Commissioner for the state - testified before the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife on “Colorado River Drought Conditions and Response Measures.”
On September 22, the Bureau of Reclamation released updated projections for levels in the Colorado River’s major reservoirs - Lake Powell and Lake Mead. As a result of continued historic drought and low runoff conditions, both reservoirs are at risk of reaching critically low levels.
Colorado River District and Colorado Water Conservation Board Offer Relief for Yampa Valley Agriculture
The Colorado River District and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) announced a partnership to release up to 677 acre-feet of water from Elkhead Reservoir to provide relief to farmers and ranchers in the Yampa Valley impacted by severe drought conditions.
On May 14, the Bureau of Reclamation released its monthly study showing the elevation level in Lake Powell as critically declining.
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.