HB18-1151 - Colorado Water Conservation Board Approve Deficit Irrigation Pilot Projects

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the authorization of deficit irrigation pilot projects approved by the Colorado water conservation board.

Current law allows the Colorado water conservation board to approve up to 15 pilot projects for agricultural water leasing or fallowing projects. The bill expands the types of projects that may be approved to include deficit irrigation projects, which use less than the optimal amount of water on a particular crop, but limits these projects to water divisions 2 and 3 and within the boundaries of the upper Gunnison water conservancy district. The bill also excludes from the determination of historical consumptive use decreases in use resulting from deficit irrigation projects to conserve or lease water.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: March 20, 2018
03/20/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
03/12/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/06/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/05/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/02/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/05/2018 - No Amendments
02/26/2018 - House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/31/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources