WA-98-2-Water Projects, New

WHEREAS the construction of new projects is integral to providing adequate water supplies to future generation of Coloradoan’s; and WHEREAS Colorado is investigating how to provide adequate water supplies through …

WA – 93 – 1-Union Park Water Project

WHEREAS a water project has been proposed in Union Park to divert water from the Upper Gunnison River basin to Front Range water basins; and WHEREAS the water court has …

WA – 00 – 1-Total Maximum Daily Load

WHEREAS the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted a rule regarding the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL); and WHEREAS Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and related federal regulations …

WA-14-1-Support For Water Conservation Efforts

WHEREAS Population projections for Colorado indicate that the present population will double by the year 2050 and the associated water demand will primarily be met from: (1) conservation and reuse …

WA-00-3-Selenium Control Programs

WHEREAS selenium is a naturally-occurring geological material in western Colorado, and WHEREAS the United States Environmental Protection Agency and United States Fish & Wildlife Service have advocated for more stringent …

WA-10-3-San Miguel Project

WHEREAS Congress passed the Colorado River Basin Project Act in 1968 (CRBP), authorizing construction of five Colorado projects, including the San Miguel Project, and WHEREAS CLUB 20 continues to support …

WA-12-2-Prior Appropriations Doctrine, Support for

WHEREAS Colorado adopted the Prior Appropriation Doctrine before statehood as its guiding philosophy for allocation of scarce water resources to growing demands; and WHEREAS Colorado enshrined the Prior Appropriation Doctrine …

WA – 02 – 1-In-stream Flow Program

WHEREAS in 1973, the Colorado Legislature passed landmark legislation to protect Colorado’s natural environment through a pioneer in-stream flow law; and WHEREAS since the inception of Colorado’s in-stream flow program, …

WA-03-2-Funding Authority for Water Projects

WHEREAS the State Water Supply Initiative (SWSI) phases 1 and 2 have shown the need for additional water storage in order for Colorado to meet its 2050 water demands; and …

WA-92-1-Water Quality Regulations

WHEREAS the Clean Water Act requires and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has promulgated rules to address control and mitigation of non-point source pollution, and WHEREAS the EPA continues to …

WA-98-1-Endangered Fish Recovery Programs

WHEREAS Club 20 has always vigorously defended western Colorado water rights and the Colorado system of water law, and WHEREAS the Upper Colorado River and San Juan River Basin recovery programs …

WA – 98 – 3-Denver Basin Aquifer

WHEREAS Senate Bill 74, adopted in 1996, authorized the State Engineer to conduct a thorough,/ peer‑reviewed, scientific study identifying a 300 million acre‑foot groundwater supply in the Denver Basin Aquifers, …

WA – 93 – 2-County 1041 Powers, Water Projects

WHEREAS ‘1041’ authority: C.R.S. 24-65.1-101 et seq. of the Colorado Statutes, allow counties to identify, designate, and regulate areas and activities of state interest through a local land use permitting process, and …

WA-14-2-Colorado Water Planning

WHEREAS reliable, affordable water supplies are foundational to the environment, economy and quality of life in rural Colorado; and WHEREAS Colorado benefits from a balanced economy, including robust agriculture, natural …

WA-11-1-Colorado River Cooperative Agreement

WHEREAS competing perspectives between Denver Water and Western Colorado regarding Denver Water’s use of Colorado River water are long and  storied; and WHEREAS Western Colorado parties have engaged in negotiations …

WA – 96 – 1-Colorado River Compacts

WHEREAS There has been much discussion in recent years about the future of water development in the West; and WHEREAS Several proposals have been controversial because of their potential impact …

WA – 03 – 1-Colorado 64 Water Principles

WHEREAS CLUB 20 leaders participated with sister organizations – ACTION 22 and PROGRESSIVE 15 – and several Denver Metro entities (including the Denver Water Board, Denver Chamber of Commerce, and …

WA-02-2-Aspinall Unit Operations

WHEREAS in January of 1962, the United States acquired water rights decreed in the Colorado Water Court for water storage and hydroelectric power generation at the Aspinall Unit from the …

WA-15-3-Animas River Spill Impact

WHEREAS the US Environmental Protection Agency has accepted responsibility for the August 05, 2015 spill of contaminated water from the historic Gold King Mine near Silverton, CO into the Animas …