Building Resiliency

WATER STORAGE

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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.