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Alt. Water Transfers

Cover HW Fall 2017

Water sharing and banking, coined "alternative transfer methods" or ATMs, could provide flexibility for stretched water supplies —but not without marked challenges. Read the Fall 2017 issue of Headwaters magazine and explore options to:

  • keep water in farming
  • help municipalities plan ahead
  • share between ag and environmental uses
  • bank water on the Colorado River

Browse articles and find a flipbook of the magazine here.

Connecting the Drops

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Water Education Colorado

Firm Yield: Water supply projects in the works statewide

Numerous water supply projects are currently in development across the state. What water providers are looking for is “firm yield” or the ability to provide a dependable water supply available in all years, including drought.

The Statewide Water Supply Initiative, an 18-month study of Colorado’s water supply and demand projections, helped catalog dozens of these water development projects in various stages of completion.

Four of the biggest proposed projects would bring more drinking water to Front Range areas, while the rest include plans to rehabilitate smaller reservoirs, construct pipelines or hold more water for late-season releases to fisheries, among others purposes.

The following pages include a look at some of these proposals, from those in the permitting process to those barely on the drawing board.

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