The Colorado Farm Bureau has released its final report of the South Platte River Task Force.
The South Platte Task Force was charged with the following:
to recommend and report to the CFB Board of Directors what can be done from a public policy perspective to increase water usage in the South Platte River Basin given the real and current parameters set forth by current Colorado water law including the 1969 law, the 1974 augmentation requirements and Colorado Supreme Court Decisions.
Several presentations were made to the board by individuals and organizations involved in the issues associated with both surface and ground water usage. Based upon these presentations and personal knowledge, several recommendations were made that would enhance the use of the water resources in the South Platte River Basin.