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i_wrrc_2018a_2018-08-07t09:03:47z5 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For PUBLIC TESTIMONY

INTERIM COMMITTEE  WATER RESOURCES REVIEW COMMITTEE
Date Aug 7, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



Public Testimony - Committee Discussion Only


03:53:48 PM  

Jennifer Benson, National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), introduced herself to the committee and provided a background on the NYFC.  Ms. Benson discussed the importance of soil health in the agriculture sector.

03:56:49 PM  

Donna Brosemer, Greeley Water, provided testimony regarding deficit irrigation and possible legislation addressing deficit irrigation.  Ms. Brosemer stated that Greeley Water does not support the potential legislation and questioned the constitutionality of such practices.  Ms. Brosemer responded to questions from the committee regarding the constitutionality of the concept of saved water as it relates to deficit irrigation.

04:01:51 PM  

Joan Green Turner, Water Rights Association of the South Platte (WRASP), provided testimony on the potential legislation addressing deficit irrigation. Ms. Turner stated that the WRASP is concerned with the concept of leasing water and emphasized the importance of the water court process in augmenting water rights.  Ms. Turner responded to questions from the committee.

04:06:45 PM  

David Robbins, Republican River District, stated that the district and the state engineer supports a boundary change of the Republican River District.