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i_wrrc_2016a_2016-08-02t14:07:00z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 08/02/2016


Colorado River Basin Roundtable


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02:13 PM -- Colorado River Basin Roundtable

Jim Prokrandt, Chair, Colorado River Basin Roundtable, updated the committee on the roundtable's Basin Implementation Plan (BIP), and its support of Water Supply Reserve Account (WSRA) funding. Committee members received a copy of Mr. Prokrandt's presentation (Attachment A). Mr. Prokrandt also discussed recent applications for WSRA funding, including from the Grand Valley Water Users, the Water Infastructure, Supply, and Efficiency (WISE) Western Pipeline project, and an integrated water management planning project for the Colorado Basin Roundtable.

Attachment A.pdfAttachment A.pdf

02:20 PM

In response to a committee question regarding WSRA funds, James Eklund, Director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), came to the table to discuss the WSRA funds that have already been unencumbered. Mr. Eklund also discussed the recent Supreme Court decision regarding severance tax refunds and its impact on WSRA funding. Committee discussion ensued on future state severance tax revenue. Mr. Eklund also discussed possible long-term funding solutions to implement the Colorado Water Plan.

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