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Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study

Comments Received on Final Study Reports

Written comments on the final Study reports were accepted between December 12, 2012 and April 19, 2013.  During that time, more than 60 substantially different comments were received. These comments may be used to inform future planning activities in the Basin. 

The comments are available for viewing, and linked below.

Comments submitted by organizations:

               Academy of Natural Medicine
               Advanced Laser Separation International
               American Whitewater
               Aurora Water
               Coalition to Protect the Missouri River
               Department of  Wildland Resources
               Hala Gear
               Living Rivers
               Missouri Department of Natural Resources
               National Park Service
               National Parks Conservation Association
               Natural Energy Resources Company (comment #1)
               Natural Energy Resources Company (comment #2)
               Navajo Nation
               Solar Power & Water Inc.
               The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization
               Western Area Power Administration

Comments submitted by citizens:

Alderson, George
Alexander, Dennis
Alexander, Pamela
Aschner, Judy
Ashby, Lynn
Barrett, John
Braukis, Yanis
Catt, Janice
Chapman, Y (lmc)
Charvat, Jan
Click, Dave and Sue
Corley, Heath
Cruder, Robert
Duffield, Mary Rose
Elder, Orin W.
Faircloth, Justin (submitted comment #1)
Faircloth, Justin (submitted comment #2)
George, Jim
Germigniani, Anthony P.
Goldberg, Vanessa
Howard, Kevin J.
Johnson, Ann
Major, Lois
Major, Naomi
McCloin, Gerard
McGrady, Ryan
Modeen, Carolyn
Muller, Liz
Nass, Thomas
Olney, Dawn
Peck, Bill
Radford, Jerry
Ruff, James D.
Schreiner, Scott A.
Senneker, Janet L.
Shackley, Alf
Sonin, John S.
Strange, Dick
Townsend, Jean
Van, Michael
Vardas, Christopher
Waterworth, Laura
Werner, Steve
Wortham, Anne
Yazzie, Vincent H. (comment #1)
Yazzie, Vincent H. (comment #2)

Approximately 17,000 people submitted an identical comment letter via the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) website. An additional 700 letters very similar in content were submitted through this website. These letters also included topics such as:

  • Parks and recreation areas in the Basin, and the wildlife that they sustain, are national treasures and priceless to future generations.
  • Parks are crucial for recreation, national and international tourism, and education.
  • Parks are important to local and state economies.
  • Parks must be included in transparent discussions of future water allocations, and water for park needs must be protected. 
  • Healthy riparian areas and wildlife are the highest priority for water, and full consideration must be given to the Multi-Species Conservation Plan developed for the lower Colorado River Basin.

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Last Updated: 6/5/15