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Colorado Adds Climate Variability to New State Water Plan

Aug. 21, 2019, 4:16 PM

Colorado’s revision of its 2015 state water plan could put it at the forefront of resource planning for the nation, especially on climate change, a state water policy official said Aug. 21.

The technical update is the first revision of the Colorado Water Plan, which was finalized in November 2015, said Rebecca Mitchell, director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. For the first time, the document will account for climate change variability statewide, she said.

“When you look at how Colorado was planning prior to the Colorado Water Plan, we were looking at what ...

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