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i_wrrc_2018a_2018-08-23t14:15:33z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For COLORADO RIVER COMPACT

INTERIM COMMITTEE  WATER RESOURCES REVIEW COMMITTEE
Date Aug 23, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



Colorado River Compact - Committee Discussion Only


02:51:11 PM  

Rebecca Mitchell, Executive Director, Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), introduced herself to the committee and provided an overview of the presentation regarding the Colorado River and compliance with interstate compacts.

02:52:46 PM  

Brent Newman, Federal Interstate Section Chief, CWCB, introduced himself to the committee and discussed interstate compact compliance.

03:00:25 PM  

Ms. Mitchell discussed compact administration in two scenarios. In a reactive situation, there would be imposed involutary curtailment and increased risk of federalization of water management in the Upper Basin. In a proactive situation, there would be voluntary actions in place to conserve water.  Ms. Mitchell and Mr. Newman responded to questions from the committee regarding the Colorado River Compact.