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Colorado's public lands are faced with new challenges but water and land management depend on working together. Read about the relationship between water and land in Colorado and how Coloradans are converging to restore Colorado's public lands in the Spring 2018 issue of Headwaters magazine.

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Water Education Colorado

A New Approach to Managing Water—Statewide

DENVER—In 2005, the Colorado Water for the 21st Century Act created a new forum for discussing the state's water issues. Spearheaded by the Department of Natural Resources, this statewide collaborative initiative, also called the Interbasin Compact Process, is being billed as a new approach to managing water.

The decision-making bodies in this process are nine basin roundtables and a 27-member Interbasin Compact Committee. The roundtables, representing each of the state's eight major river basins and the Denver metro area, will work to develop a basin-wide consumptive and nonconsumptive water supply needs assessment, analyze available unappropriated waters within the basin and suggest projects to meet the basin's water needs. The statewide committee will address issues between basins.

More information about the roundtables and the IBCC, including progress reports, program statistics, and detailed information on the Interbasin Compact Process are available at the Department of Natural Resources Web site http://dnr.state.co.us. For additional information, contact the Interbasin Compact staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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