Colorado River Basin Water Supply & Demand Study
The Study, which began in January 2010, was completed in December 2012. It defines current and future imbalances in water supply and demand in the Colorado River Basin and the adjacent areas of the Basin States that receive Colorado River water for approximately the next 50 years, and develops and analyzes adaptation and mitigation strategies to resolve those imbalances.
The Study characterizes current and future water supply and demand imbalances in the Basin and assesses the risks to Basin resources. Resources include water allocations and deliveries consistent with the apportionments under the Law of the River; hydroelectric power generation; recreation; fish, wildlife, and their habitats (including candidate, threatened, and endangered species); water quality including salinity; flow- and water-dependent ecological systems; and flood control.
Educational Outreach Sessions
Reclamation is conducting three Educational Outreach Sessions to provide in-depth information regarding the findings of the recently completed Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study. Due to the Study’s technical complexity and wide scope, each session will be three hours to provide opportunities to discuss the major phases of the Study: assessment of future water supply and demand, analysis of the future reliability of the Colorado River system, the development and analysis of options and strategies to resolve the projected imbalances in future water supply and demand.
The Educational Outreach Sessions are scheduled for the following locations and times:
March 25, 1-4 p.m. MDT
March 26, 1-4 p.m. MST
April 3, 1-4 p.m. MDT
Project participants, stakeholders, and the general public are encouraged to comment on the information provided in the final Colorado River Basin Study reports. To allow ample time to review the reports, the comment period has been extended through April 19, 2013. The comments will be summarized and posted to this website, and will be considered in future planning activities in the Basin.
Comments may be submitted in the following ways:
Additional information, questions, and/or comments on the Study may be directed to:
Webmaster: Colleen Dwyer, email@example.com
Updated: March 2013