Grand Valley Water Security Discussions

The Hutchins Water Center, in coordination with the Grand Valley Water Users and Water Bank Work Group, convened a meeting October 13, 2016 to discuss the Conserved Consumptive Use Pilot Project in the Grand Valley. The project was initiated as part of the Colorado Water Bank Work Group's investigation of the feasibility of various approaches to water banking. 

This article in the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent summarizes the program in the context of basinwide Colorado River issues. 

Since that 2016 meeting, the Conserved Consumptive Use Pilot Project was implemented by the Grand Valley Water Users for another year in 2017, and a plan was developed for a 2018 program.

Subsequently, deepening drought stimulated a Colorado Basin-wide negotiation on drought contingency planning and potential demand management strategies to protect the viability of the Colorado River's major reservoirs. A meeting on draft drought contingency planning policy documents was convened on October 23, 2018. 

This page is archiving materials from this series of discussions and developments.