Water plan is vital for Colorado way of life

Letter to the Editor
Posted 7/10/19
Water plan is vital for Colorado way of life Colorado’s Water Plan sets a new path for a secure water future to protect our state’s rivers, secure water for our communities, and preserve our …

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Water plan is vital for Colorado way of life

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Water plan is vital for Colorado way of life

Colorado’s Water Plan sets a new path for a secure water future to protect our state’s rivers, secure water for our communities, and preserve our agricultural heritage. Now our water future depends on funding elements of the plan.

As the demand increases and supply dwindles, we must ensure those most disproportionately affected are being helped. Our communities, economies and environment rely on a healthy water supply, but climate change and population growth are putting that at risk. On our current trajectory, Colorado faces serious water challenges.

While we have experienced a wet year so far, Colorado is still suffering from a drought dating back to the year 2000. However, we can stave off the most significant effects with the implementation of the water plan. It is our responsibility to protect and conserve our water resources — not only for Coloradans but also for more than 40 million Americans living downstream from our rivers — by charting a long-term, sustainable path toward water security. This is why we need Gov. Polis, state agencies, state legislators, and water managers to provide funding to put that plan into action.

Jenny Willford,

Northglenn City Councilor

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