Supply and demand on an imbalanced Colorado River |

Supply and demand on an imbalanced Colorado River

Daily News staff report

The hard-working Colorado River received supercharged inflow this spring and summer, but all eyes remain on an uncertain future where supply and demand will remain a delicate balance. Water planners are figuring out how to meet water supply gaps while sustaining the river in the face of climate change, population growth and potential drought.

Rectifying the imbalance is the theme of the Colorado River District’s Annual Water Seminar set for 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. Registration is required for the $25 event.

One of the panels will feature a West Slope Roundtables’ discussion of Western Colorado’s responsibility to meet the state’s looming water supply gap, which is mostly on the Front Range. Colorado River District General Manager Eric Kuhn will address his risk-management strategy for future water development. Professor Mark Squillace will review the Colorado University School of Law’s “Rethinking the Future of the Colorado River” Project.

To register, visit or contact Meredith Spyker at (970) 945-8522 or

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