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Metro Roundtable

The Metro Roundtable is the only roundtable not designated out of a natural hydrological river basin. The Metro region’s unique needs and water uses necessitated its designation apart from the South Platte River Basin (within which it lies). In 2010, the Denver Metro region had more than 2.6 million residents – about half of the state’s population – and by 2050, this number is expected to increase to 4.1 million residents.

It is estimated that the Metro Roundtable will need an additional 183,000 acre feet (AF) to 272,000 AF to meet its 2050 demands with passive conservation included. Additionally, the South Metro area expects it will need approximately 25,900 AF of additional annual supplies to replace non-renewable Denver Basin groundwater.

To learn more about the Metro Roundtable and South Platte Basin, see the Metro Fact Sheet (South Platte).

 Recent Roundtable Meetings
Meeting Date 
Meeting Materials 
February 2017
January 2017  
November 2016    

Metro Roundtable Priorities
  • Find alternatives to permanent agricultural dry-up
  • Address renewable supplies for Denver Basin groundwater users
  • Identify opportunities to optimize existing and future water supply infrastructure
  • Ensure successful implementation of endangered species program to protect existing and future in-basin uses
  • Ensure adequate water for future needs
    • M&I
    • Agricultural
    • Environmental
    • Recreational
Metro Roundtable Activities and Accomplishments
The Metro Roundtable is working on implementation of its identified projects and processes (IPPs) and its consumptive needs through the statewide process. The roundtable also approved its Phase I nonconsumptive needs assessment maps, which selected reaches where environmental and recreational attributes were focused. The primary environmental concerns are the imperiled minnow species found on river systems such as Plum Creek. The roundtable identified the South Platte, Bear Creek and Clear Creek as being areas with a recreational focus.

Metro Roundtable’s Major Projects and Programs
Roundtable Information
Meetings Monthly on 2nd Thursday around the Metro area
Leadership
  • ChairBarbara Biggs 
  • Vice-Chair: Tim Murrell and Lisa Darling 
  • IBCC Representatives: Marc Waage and Joe Stibrich
  • Recorder: Diane Kielty
Subcommittees
  • Groundwater
  • Needs Assessment
  • Nonconsumptive Needs Assessment
Roundtable Governance


 Next Roundtable Meeting

            Confluence Park

 Additional Information

 Contact the Metro Roundtable


Colorado Water Conservation Board
1313 Sherman Street, Room 721
Denver, CO 80203
Chairperson: Barbara Biggs


 Metro Roundtable Document Search

Check out the latest documents from the Metro Roundtable, including meeting minutes, reports and presentations. Select Metro from the basin rounbdtable dropdown to limit the results to the Metro Roundtable.