Closing the Gap
Colorado has identified a municipal and industrial water supply gap of 560,000 acre-feet by 2030.
The success of Colorado’s Water Plan will ultimately be measured by whether or not the municipal water supply-and-demand gap is closed. This Project's transbasin diversion will provide 55,000 acre-feet of new Front Range water supply to address this gap.
Under the Colorado River Compact of 1922, Colorado was allocated 51.75%
or roughly 3.9mm acre-feet of the Colorado River.
Colorado currently uses 2.367mm acre-feet annually, significantly less than its full allocation.