i_wrrc_2016a_2016-08-24t08:16:43z2 Hearing Summary
Results of Public Opinion Survey Concerning the State of the Colorado Water
WATER RESOURCES REVIEW COMMITTEE
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08:58 AM -- Results of Public Opinion Survey Concerning the State of the Colorado Water
Floyd Ciruli, Director, Crossely Center for Public Opinion within the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, introduced himself to the committee and described the recent survey concerning the state water plan. Mr. Ciruli discussed the results of the survey, provided in a presentation (Attachment C). The survey examined opinions of the Colorado Water Plan and its implementation. as well as opinions regarding water conservation, water storage, and water restrictions. The survey showed that Colorado voters considered water conservation and drinking water quality the most important water issues in the state. The survey also showed that Colorado voters thought that water storage and conservation are both necessary, local planning is preferred over federal intervention, and that few people who where surveyed had heard of the Colorado Water Plan. Mr. Ciruli responded to questions from the committee concerning the results of the survey.