Winter 2015: Colorado’s Water Plan

Colorado's Water Plan

A state roadmap for water was long in the making. As of December 2014, Coloradans have a draft water plan, outlining collective priorities and plans for managing water, looking out to 2050. Read this issue to explore the “Then,” “Now” and “Next” of the plan—how severe drought, competing demands, changing demographics and a governor’s order culminated in this draft; how far we had gotten by late 2014; and after the first plan is finalized in 2015, how much work remains to ensure success. View or download a flipbook of the magazine here or read articles below.

Colorado’s Water Plan Now: Where we landed at the close of 2014

By Nelson Harvey

With a mere 18 months to pull it together, the first draft of the plan was delivered in late 2014…just how far did we get?

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