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i_wrrc_2017a_2017-10-05t09:02:34z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 10/05/2017

Location: SCR 352


Shepherding Water in Colorado


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09:03 AM -- Shepherding Water in Colorado

Anne Castle, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment, University of Colorado, introduced herself to the committee and provided the committee with her background. She discussed the hydrology of the Colorado River and the effects of further drought years and low levels in Lake Powell can have on the Colorado River. Ms. Castle discussed the impacts in Colorado of a call on the Colorado River. She discussed a conservation pilot project and discussed concerns that water that has been conserved for future use would not fulfil its intended use if there were to be a call on the Colorado River. Ms. Castle responded to questions from the committee.

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