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1 1 CWAG 2010 WATER LAW CONFERENCE The Broadmoor Colorado Springs, Colorado April 29 – 30, 2010

2 2 Colorado River Compact Conference of Western Attorneys General April 30, 2010 Jennifer Gimbel, Director, Colorado Water Conservation Board Terry Fulp, Deputy Regional Manager, Bureau of Reclamation

3 3

4 4 ½ acre-foot = 162,925 gallons

5 5  Purposes equitable apportionment in perpetuity equitable apportionment in perpetuity hierarchy of interstate uses hierarchy of interstate uses interstate comity interstate comity remove controversies remove controversies allow development, storage, and flood protection allow development, storage, and flood protection Colorado River Compact (1922)

6 6 U p p e r B a s i n L o w e r B a s i n 7.5 maf 7.5 maf + 1 maf = 8.5 maf/yr 1.5 maf

7 7 Upper Basin Upper Division

8 8 Apportionment 23% 51.75% 14% 11.25% Upper Basin 50 kaf State% % of 7.5 MAF (full supply) % of 6 MAF (more likely supply) Colorado51.753,855,3753,079,125 New Mexico ,125669,375 Utah231,713,5001,368,500 Wyoming141,043,000833,000

9 9 Lower Basin Apportionment

10 10 Apportionment 2.8 maf.3 maf 4.4 maf Lower Basin

11 11 Colorado River Compact (1922) United States-Mexico Treaty (1944) Upper Colorado River Basin Compact (1948) The Legal Trinity Colorado River Salinity Control Act (1974) California Seven Party Agreement (1931) National Environmental Policy Act (1969) Endangered Species Act (1973) Grand Canyon Protection Act (1992) Interim Surplus Guidelines (2001) Lower Colo River Multi-Species Conservation Program (2005) Supplemental California v. Arizona Supreme Court Decrees (1968, 1979, 1983, 1984, 2000, 2006) California Colorado River Water Agreement (2003) Boulder Canyon Project Act (1928) Colorado River Storage Project Act (1956) Arizona v. California (1963) Colorado River Basin Project Act (1968) La Plata River Compact (1922) Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program (1988) Colorado Ute Settlement Act (2000) Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and Coordinated Reservoir Operations (2007)

12 12 Jennifer Gimbel Executive Director Colorado Water Conservation Board Jennifer Gimbel Executive Director Colorado Water Conservation Board

13 13 Terry Fulp Deputy Regional Director Lower Colorado River Region Bureau of Reclamation Terry Fulp Deputy Regional Director Lower Colorado River Region Bureau of Reclamation

14 14 CWAG 2010 WATER LAW CONFERENCE The Broadmoor Colorado Springs, Colorado April 29 – 30, 2010


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