Study on water supplies revealed at meeting in Loveland next week |

Study on water supplies revealed at meeting in Loveland next week

A meeting to discuss the results of a new study which shows that the shortfall in future water supplies in the South Platte Basin will be substantial has been scheduled next week in Loveland.

The meeting will be 1-5 p.m., Thursday in the McKee 4-H Building at The Ranch in Loveland. It is open to the public.

It will be presented by members of the South Platte Basin Roundtable, which is part of a legislatively-appointed, broad-based citizen group tasked with examining Colorado’s current and future water supply and demand. Those members will present a progress update on its ongoing analysis of future water needs in the region. The study included both consumptive and non-consumptive (recreational and environmental) demands.

Prior studies by the group examined water supply and demand trends to the year 2030. The new study to be discussed Thursday will update those trends to 2050.

Harold Evans of Greeley is the vice-chairman of the roundtable.

“This study shows the challenge we face and why it is important that we make the necessary investments in planning for our water future,” Evans said in a press release. “Our quality of life and our economy are at stake if we don’t make these necessary investments in our future.

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