CWCB Drought and Water Supply Assessment

Chapter 13

Current Drought Impacts on Water Users
Nina Nichols, Sanjit Kundu, Will Bailey and Tracy Bouvette

Abstract

Nearly every business in every geographic region of Colorado was impacted by the 2000-2003 drought in one way or another. This chapter presents a summary of the impacts identified by Colorado’s water users and the severity of the impact by both water use type and geographic region of the state as measured by the Drought & Water Supply Assessment.

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Table of Contents | Introduction | Acknowledgements | Executive Summary
Section One Chapters 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Section Two Chapters 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17
Appendices A | B | C | List of Acronyms | Maps | Glossary

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“According to Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) estimates, in 2002 Colorado experienced a $1.1 billion impact to agriculture, tourism, and recreation from the drought, related to diminishing crop yields, record low fishing license sales, municipal water restrictions, and other economic losses.”

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