Demand Management Feasibility Investigation

The Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) is a suite of agreements signed by the seven Colorado River Basin States in 2019, and designed to provide additional security to the Colorado River System. One element of the DCP in the Upper Basin is the Demand Management Storage Agreement, which provides authorization for the Upper Division States to develop a Demand Management (DM) program if they determine it is feasible to do so. Colorado has initiated a process to investigate feasibility of a potential DM program within the state, on a parallel track to efforts at the interstate level.

This process follows the direction from the CWCB Board in the Support and Policy Statement adopted in November 2018, which led to the development of the fiscal year (FY) 2019/2020 Work Plan for the investigation of Demand Management. With the conclusion of that workplan in June 2020, a summary of progress made to date was sent to the CWCB Board and a public comment period was held to gather more feedback on related questions the board needs to consider.

In addition to public meetings, the CWCB Board is continuing to gather input and is considering next steps in the process of deciding whether a DM program could be and should be established. A Demand Management Program, as contemplated in the Demand Management Storage Agreement, may only be established if all Upper Division States find that it is feasible to do so.

Interested in learning more about where the Demand Management (DM) Conversation is at? Feel free to check out the timeline, look for upcoming meetings or ask a new question.

Learn more about Demand Management.
For more information, email demandmanagement@state.co.us.

The Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) is a suite of agreements signed by the seven Colorado River Basin States in 2019, and designed to provide additional security to the Colorado River System. One element of the DCP in the Upper Basin is the Demand Management Storage Agreement, which provides authorization for the Upper Division States to develop a Demand Management (DM) program if they determine it is feasible to do so. Colorado has initiated a process to investigate feasibility of a potential DM program within the state, on a parallel track to efforts at the interstate level.

This process follows the direction from the CWCB Board in the Support and Policy Statement adopted in November 2018, which led to the development of the fiscal year (FY) 2019/2020 Work Plan for the investigation of Demand Management. With the conclusion of that workplan in June 2020, a summary of progress made to date was sent to the CWCB Board and a public comment period was held to gather more feedback on related questions the board needs to consider.

In addition to public meetings, the CWCB Board is continuing to gather input and is considering next steps in the process of deciding whether a DM program could be and should be established. A Demand Management Program, as contemplated in the Demand Management Storage Agreement, may only be established if all Upper Division States find that it is feasible to do so.

Interested in learning more about where the Demand Management (DM) Conversation is at? Feel free to check out the timeline, look for upcoming meetings or ask a new question.

Learn more about Demand Management.
For more information, email demandmanagement@state.co.us.

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