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Moving Forward after the Colorado River Basin Water Supply & Demand Study CRWUA Las Vegas, NV December 10-12, 2014.

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1 Moving Forward after the Colorado River Basin Water Supply & Demand Study CRWUA Las Vegas, NV December 10-12, 2014

2 Recap of the Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study Completed in 2012 and conducted by Reclamation and the Basin States, in collaboration with stakeholders throughout the Basin Objective was to assess potential future imbalances and options to address those imbalances

3 System Reliability Analysis Assessed the reliability of the Colorado River system to meet needs of Basin resources under all future scenarios Resource Categories  Water Deliveries  Electrical Power Resources  Water Quality  Flood Control  Recreational Resources  Ecological Resources

4 Analysis of Options & Strategies Over 150 options submitted reflecting a wide range of ideas Representative options were grouped to form portfolios reflecting different strategies Across all portfolios options identified as promising in the near term  M&I water conservation  Agricultural water conservation  Reuse  Water transfers Submitted Options (over 150) (over 150) Representative Options (40) M&I ConservationM&I Conservation ReuseReuse Ag ConservationAg Conservation Water TransfersWater Transfers Water BankingWater Banking Etc.Etc. Portfolios(4)

5 “Future Considerations and Next Steps” identified in the Study Water Use Efficiency and Reuse Water Banks Water Transfers Water Supply Augmentation Watershed Management Tribal Water Environmental Flows Data and Tool Development Climate Science Research Partnerships

6 Water Use Efficiency and Reuse Water Banking Watershed Management Environmental Flows Water Use Efficiency and Transfers Climate Science Research Tribal Water Coordination Team (Multi-Stakeholder) M&I Water Conservation & Reuse Workgroup Environmental & Recreational Flows Workgroup Agricultural Water Conservation, Productivity, & Transfers Workgroup Reclamation- Led State-Led Water Supply Augmentation Two way communication as appropriate Ten Tribes Partnership Moving Forward effort State-led Reclamation-led Tribes/Reclamation-led Data and Tool Development Area identified in Basin Study where next steps should be taken Next Steps Areas Identified in the Basin Study

7 Moving Forward Participants Bureau of Reclamation National Park Service US Fish and Wildlife Service US Forest Service US Geological Survey Western Area Power Administration Arizona Department of Water Resources Arizona Public Service California Department of Water Resources Colorado River Board of California Colorado River Commission of Nevada Colorado Water Conservation Board New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission New Mexico Office of the State Engineer Upper Colorado River Commission Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems Utah Department of Natural Resources Utah Division of Water Resources Western Governors' Association/Western States Water Council Wyoming State Engineer's Office City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities City of Flagstaff City of Santa Fe Colorado Springs Utilities Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Central Arizona Project Salt River Project Coachella Valley Water District Colorado River Water Conservation District Denver Water Eastern Municipal Water District Green River - Rock Springs - Sweetwater County Joint Powers Water Board Imperial Irrigation District Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District Palo Verde Irrigation District Public Service Company of New Mexico San Diego County Water Authority San Juan Water Commission Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District Southern Nevada Water Authority The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California 10 Tribes Partnership Colorado River Indian Tribes American Rivers American Whitewater Arizona Municipal Water Users Association Colorado River Energy Distributors Association Colorado Water Users Environmental Defense Fund Family Farm Alliance Front Range Water Council National Parks Conservation Association National Young Farmers Coalition Rio Grande Restoration The Nature Conservancy Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Trout Unlimited Colorado State University CH2M Hill Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP Zebre Law Offices

8 For more information Basin Study Moving Forward Moving Forward after the Colorado River Basin Water Supply & Demand Study


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