Colorado's Water Plan (2015) sets a measurable objective of attaining 400,000 acre-feet of water storage by 2050. Colorado must also develop additional storage to meet growing needs and face the changing climate.
Water storage infrastructure is essential in:
Assisting with flood control
Supporting all types of agricultural, environmental, municipal and industrial use
Managing through periods of drought
Complying with interstate compacts
Augmenting stream systems
The Water Horse Project creates opportunities to better utilize existing and proposed storage reservoirs, expand existing storage reservoirs, and/or the addition of new reservoirs.