Invasive Phreatophyte Control Program Guidance Document Public Comment Period Now Open
The Colorado Water Conservation Board has re-revised the 2012 Invasive Phreatophyte Control Program grant guidance document. The revisions incorporate requirements established in House Bill 15-1006, Concerning the establishment of a grant program for the management of invasive phreatophytes, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Public comment on the guidance document below is open until 11:59 pm on July 9, 2015. The Colorado Water Conservation Board strongly encourages interested parties to comment as soon as possible before July 9, 2015.
All comments should be sent to Chris Sturm at email@example.com.
IPCP Grant Guidance Document
Pilot System Water Conservation Program RFP Released
May 8, 2015 - The Upper Colorado River Commission (UCRC) issued a Request For Pre-proposals (RFP) for the Pilot System Water Conservation Program for the Upper Colorado River Basin. Facing declining levels in Lakes Powell and Mead, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and four major water providers that depend on the Colorado River Basin supplies have committed $11 million, of which at least $2.75 million is intended for use in the Upper Colorado River Basin, to fund the Pilot System Water Conservation Program. This program is designed to develop and test tools that could potentially be used as part of a drought contingency plan to help protect storage within the Colorado River basin. Importantly, this two year pilot program is seeking Pre-proposals for conservation opportunities that would be voluntary, compensated, and temporary in nature.
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Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper presented the first draft of Colorado’s Water Plan, praising the work of hundreds of participants across the state for their role in building a collaborative approach for navigating Colorado’s water challenges.
“The collaborative and comprehensive nature of this plan marks a new way to conduct our water business, said Hickenlooper. “We owe a great debt to the hundreds of volunteers who’ve dedicated enormous amounts of their time and energy to this process, and to the thousands from every corner of the state who provided their thoughtful comments to our basin roundtables and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.”
Read the full press release here.