- BILL A- CONCERNING THE PROMOTION OF WATER CONSERVATION IN THE LAND USE PLANNING PROCESS
- BILL B- CONCERNING INCENTIVES FOR PRECIPITATION HARVESTING
- BILL C- CONCERNING AUGMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR WELLS WITHDRAWING WATER FROM THE DAWSON AQUIFER
- BILL D- CONCERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATION NUMBER ONE SET FORTH IN THE STUDY OF THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER ALLUVIAL AQUIFER PREPARED BY THE COLORADO INSTITUTE PURSUANT TO HOUSE BILL 12-1278
- BILL E- CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE PHREATOPHYTES
- BILL F- CONCERNING THE APPEALATE PROCESS GOVERNING A DISTRICT COURT’S REVIEW OF FINAL AGENCY ACTIONS CONCERNING GROUNDWATER
- Be limited to Western slope water divisions
- Involve three studies in each of the four water divisions (12 total)
- Include a five year timeframe (five years to apply, five to collect data)
A key difference between SB14-023 and the newly proposed version resides within the approval process. SB14-023 required water court approval to allow water to be used for agricultural efficiency savings. The new bill seeks this approval through the CWCB.
The water community can expect to see each of these six bills in January along with three bills involving historical use in change cases.