In Brief: Colorado OKs phase II of Lake Powell drought pool feasibility study

Aspen Journalism reports that the State of Colorado will embark on the second phase of studying a potential water-savings plan to serve as an insurance policy against drought. The Colorado Water Conservation Board approved a Step II Work Plan on Nov. 18 for its investigation into the feasibility of a demand management program. The demand management program concept is a reduction in water use in an attempt to send water downstream to Lake Powell to bolster levels in the reservoir and meet 1922 Colorado River Compact obligations. The study’s phase II goals will be to see if such a program would be achievable, worthwhile and advisable for Colorado.

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