Arkansas river basin
The Arkansas Basin has seen an increase in urban growth and in competition for the scarce water resources available. The Basin's growth and competition have led to an increase in the transfer of water from agricultural use to municipal and industrial uses.
Gunnison river basin
The Gunnison Basin has high water quality in a number of headwater streams. The Basin is home to a rich recreational economy, generally tied to water. The Gunnison River typically contributes about 1/6th of the Colorado River Basin's total annual flow.
Rio Grande river basin
The Rio Grande Basin covers 7.2% of the state's land. Agriculture is the primary economic driver, and the Basin's population is projected to increase 0.9% per year between 2014 and 2050.
south platte basin
The South Platte Basin continuously works to protect the strength of economic, social, environmental, and recreational attributes through the management of its existing water supplies while simultaneously planning to meet for future water needs.
Yampa river basin
The Yampa/White/Green Basin is part of the Colorado River Basin and is caught between the needs of the downstream states, the needs of the urbanized East slope of Colorado, and its own in-Basin needs. Consumptive demand is projected to increase to 361,000 acre-feet per year by 2050.
Colorado river basin
The Colorado Basin covers approximately 9,830 miles and is predominantly comprised of federally owned land. The Basin is Colorado's major 'donor' basin of water and it is one of the largest watersheds in the state.
north platte basin
The North Platte Basin is located in central Colorado and covers approximately 2,050 square miles. The Basin mainly comprises of one county, but the overall population growth is projected to increase by 25% by the year 2030.
REPUBLICAN RIVER BASIN
The Republican River covers approximately 25,018 square miles in northeastern Colorado, western Kansas and southern Nebraska. The Republican River is formed by the convergence of the North Fork of the Republican River and the Arikaree River.
southwest river basin
The Southwest Basin is unique for its complex hydrography, political entities, water compacts and treaties, and diverse communities that it encompasses. The Basin supports many water-dependent species of wildlife, including warm and cold water fish species, and four terrestrial species.
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