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Tag Archives: Colorado Water Plan

PARCHED: Anticipated tab for state water plan doubles in less than two years

Implementing Gov. John Hickenlooper’s ambitious water plan likely will cost at least twice what the administration projected. When releasing the statewide strategy in 2015, James […]...

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August 11, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Water, Water

PARCHED: As hundreds of thousands of people move to Colorado, a critical water supply report is years behind schedule

Editor’s note: Marianne Goodland reports on water issues for this ongoing series: PARCHED, which looks at conservation, the role of agriculture and storage, as Colorado […]...

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July 27, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Water

Lawmakers lament they “don’t have more influence” moving state water plan forward

Two sessions have passed since Gov. John Hickenlooper rolled out Colorado’s first statewide water plan, yet lawmakers have made little progress toward the plan’s main […]...

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May 26, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Water, Water

West Slope lawmakers to Front Range: No more West Slope water until you use up your own

Seven Western Slope Republican lawmakers have sent Gov. John Hickenlooper a message: No more water for the Front Range until it better uses what it […]...

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March 13, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Water

State water plan celebrates one year anniversary

In the year since Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Water Conservation Board released a much-ballyhooed plan to grapple with a looming water shortage, a […]...

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November 23, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Mix

More people, less water? Fewer Coloradans seem to care

Coloradans are more concerned about water quality than about water supplies, and their awareness of the state’s looming water shortage has fallen sharply in the […]...

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August 30, 2016 Blog, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Staving off the state’s water shortage, one leaky pipe at a time

If Colorado hopes to reach its goal of conserving at least 130 billion gallons of water a year by 2050, some of the state’s water utilities […]...

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August 18, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

State water plan cost at least $6 million

Colorado taxpayers have spent at least $6 million on the state’s water plan, an eight-month-old document that has led to little, if any, real water […]...

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July 8, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Path forward is murky in Hickenlooper’s final water plan

Gov. John Hickenlooper has made public Colorado’s first statewide water plan. Though the document is intended to save the state from a looming water crisis, […]...

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November 20, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Make a splash: Comment on Colorado’s water plan – by Thursday

Attention Colorado: We may disagree on many things in this square state. But we can all agree that we need — and love — our […]...

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September 16, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

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