A report by Western Resource Advocates and Trout Unlimited documents how Wyoming can more than meet the future water needs of the Platte Basin while minimizing impacts to the state’s rivers and streams through smart structural projects as well as conservation, reuse, and agriculture-urban sharing strategies.
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This report offers a realistic and balanced water supply and conservation strategies to meet the projected needs of the Colorado’s Front Range communities while protecting healthy rivers, economy, and quality of life.
This report is the second in a series outlining how Colorado can meet future water needs for 80% of the population without building large infrastructure projects or pipeline diversions.
The water supply ‘gap’ between Southwestern New Mexico cities’ water supplies and new demands is only 35 acre feet, which can be met with available water conservation practices, rather than constructing the expensive, unnecessary Gila diversion project.
WRA Applauds Bureau of Reclamation for not rubber stamping damaging Gila River diversion project – clarifying tough hurdles.
A proposed Gila River diversion plan would have irreversible consequences for New Mexico’s last free-flowing river, at a tremendous cost to water ratepayers or taxpayers. Cheaper, faster and proven alternatives exist.
Growing communities can meet their future water needs in ways that protect our rivers, economy, and exceptional quality of life. WRA advocates for water management in the 21st century involving high levels of water conservation, water reuse, and partnering with agriculture.