WRRC Brown Bag Webinar Looking Upstream: An Upper Basin Perspective
Jennifer Gimbel, Interim Director and Senior Water Policy Scholar, Colorado Water Center
Steve Wolff, General Manager, Southwestern Water Conservation District
Jim Lochhead, CEO/Manager, Denver Water
Brought to you by the WRRC and the Colorado Water Center at Colorado State University, this panel will focus on an Upper Basin perspective of current Colorado River issues. The Upper Basin does not have the luxury of pulling water out of reservoirs to supply its water users. Climate change and the prior appropriation system control water uses and naturally limit water use. Panelists will discuss the Upper Basin Drought Contingency Plan and the methods being used to efficiently use water from the Colorado River.