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i_wrrc_2018a_2018-09-27t09:04:35z3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For ARKANSAS VALLEY CONDUIT PROJECT

INTERIM COMMITTEE  WATER RESOURCES REVIEW COMMITTEE
Date Sep 27, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



Arkansas Valley Conduit Project - Committee Discussion Only


01:30:00 PM  

The committee came back to order.

01:30:20 PM  

James Broderick, Executive Director, Southeastern Water Conservancy District, introduced himself to the committee. Mr. Broderick's presentation can be found online here: http://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/committees/2017/iwrc_9-27-18_arkansas_valley_conduit.pdf.   Mr. Broderick discussed the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC), which was authorized by Congress as part of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project in 1962.  In 2009, Congress amended the original plan to include a cost-sharing plan with 65 percent federal and 35 percent local funding.  Mr. Broderick discussed the timeline for the AVC, stating that it is estimated that it would take 10 years to build the conduit around the city of Pueblo.  Mr. Broderick discussed the possibility of changing the starting point for the AVC to avoid building the conduit around the city.

01:39:08 PM  

Seth Clayton, Pueblo Water, introduced himself to the committee and discussed Pueblo's role in constructing the AVC.

01:44:10 PM  

Mr. Broderick discussed the cost of the AVC and the lack of federal funding budgeted for the project.  He responded to questions from the committee regarding federal funding for the project.

01:48:10 PM  

Mr. Broderick continued to respond to questions from the committee.

01:48:11 PM  

The committee recessed.