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Water Supply Planning


Spurred in part by the state's growing population and recent droughts, the executive branch and legislature have taken action to address Colorado’s future water supply challenges. This issue brief examines several water supply planning initiatives, including the development of the Colorado Water Plan and the Water for the 21st Century Act.

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