Is Colorado out of water?

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Water experts are gathering in Denver for a public discussion of whether there’s enough water for Colorado in the future.

The governor’s special water policy adviser, John Stulp, is among those scheduled to speak at the event Thursday hosted by the Metro Roundtable and Colorado Foundation for Water Education.

The roundtable is among nine that the Legislature created to address projected water shortfalls.

Metro Roundtable Chairman Rod Kuharich says conservation alone won’t be enough.

The Metro Roundtable estimates the Denver area alone will need up to 272,000 more acre-feet of water to meet demand in 2050. It says the south Denver metro area will need 25,900 acre-feet more water to replace non-renewable Denver Basin groundwater. An acre-foot of water is enough to meet the annual needs of up to two households.

2 Responses to Is Colorado out of water?

  1. looks to me with SDS most of the estimated population growth for the frontrange will happen right here in Colorad Springs… OUCH

    peter
    March 31, 2011 at 5:44 pm

  2. Thank you for publishing and exposing what we face in Colorado as to human overpopulation growth. It appears that it is the most avoided issue in Colorado and America today. The Denver Post won’t speak about it and Vince Carroll actually promotes more growth in Colorado without understanding the kind of future he bequeaths to all future citizens. Colorado expects to add five million people by mid century. Tell me how they will be able to water, feed and irrigate crops. My latest book America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans describes our predicament. We can and must change it by reducing all immigration into this country to less than 100,000 annually. We don’t need more people from an already overpopulated world.

    Frosty Wooldridge
    April 1, 2011 at 10:42 am