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Water Resources Review Committee

Reports, Issue Briefs, Presentations, and Memoranda

June 19, 2018
Update on Severance Tax and House Bill 18-1338
Effective Severance Tax Rates on Oil and Gas
Impact of 2016 BP America Decision on Severance Tax Liability and Refunds
Overview of Severance Taxes - Colorado Legislative Council Staff
Colorado Water Plan Grants - Department of Natural Resources
Species Conservation Trust Fund - Colorado Water Conservation - Board Success Stories
South Platte Storage Study 
South Platte River Basin Water Development Concept
Direct Potable Reuse in Colorado:  Regulatory Framework and the PureWater Colorado Demonstration
Refinance Water Pollution Control Program Act 2018 Annual Report to the Legislature
Republican River Basin District Boundary, Rulemaking
August 6, 2018
Continued Discussion - Republican River Basin District Boundary, Rulemaking
Alternative Transfer Methods: Success Stories and Lessons Learned
Catlin Leasing - Fallowing Pilot Project
Grand Valley Water Users Association Conserved Consumption Use Pilot Project
August 7, 2018
Soil Health to Support Colorado Agriculture - Colorado State University
Colorado State Forest Service Presentation
HB17-1285 Annual Report - Follow up questions and responses - Colorado Water Quality Control Division
August 23, 2018
Colorado River Update
September 26, 2018
Precipitation Harvesting Progress Update
Ditch Easements Across Private Lands - Colorado Association of Conservation Districts
North La Junta Sedimentation Project
September 27, 2018
The Importance of Healthy Soils - National Young Farmers Coalition
Corrosion Control for  Drinking  Water 
Aquifer Recharge through Managed Wetlands for Waterfowl
Arkansas Valley Conduit
Request for  Water Acquisitions Pilot Process
The Forest Health Advisory Council

Proposed Legislation

Bill Designation Bill Topic Former Bill Designation Fiscal Notes               
Bill A Republican River Water Conservation District  Bill 1 Bill 1
Bill B Severance Tax Operational Fund Distribution Methodology Bill B Bill 2
Memorial A Memorial for Arkansas Valley Conduit Bill 3  
Memorial B Corps of Engineers to Dredge Lower Arkansas River Bill 5  

Bills Not Recommended to Legislative Council

Bill Designation Bill Topic Fiscal Note
Bill 4 Reciprocity Dispose Out-of-State Radioactive Waste Bill 4
Bill 6 Protect Water Quality Adverse Mining Impacts Bill 6
Bill 7 CWCB-Approved Deficit Irrigation Pilot Projects Bill 7
Bill 8 Municipal Interconnected Water Use (withdrawn)  
Bill 9 No Waiver Sovereign Immunity Prescribed Fires Bill 9
Bill 10 Healthy Soil Task Force Bill 10

Publications of Interest




The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details