Location: SCR 357
South Platte Basin Rising Groundwater Levels
WATER RESOURCES REVIEW COMMITTEE
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09:05 AM -- South Platte Basin Rising Groundwater Levels
The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Andy Moore, Senior Water Resource Specialist, Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), updated the committee on rising groundwater levels in the South Platte basin. A copy of Mr. Moore's presentation can be found at https://leg.colorado.gov/node/929991/. Committee members also received three fact sheets from Mr. Moore (Attachments A, B, and C).
Attachment A.pdf Attachment B.pdf Attachment C.pdf
Kevin Rein, State Engineer; Randy Ray, Executive Director, Central Colorado Water Conservancy District; and Mr. Moore responded to committee questions regarding the rising groundwater levels.
Glen Fritzler, representing himself, came to the table to respond to committee questions. Committee members received a copy of a recent letter from Mr. Fritzler regarding high groundwater levels (Attachment D). Bob Longenbaugh, representing himself, came to the table to respond to committee questions and discuss his perspective on the rising groundwater levels in the South Platte basin.
Mr. Fritzler and Mr. Moore continued to respond to committee questions.