Water & Wastewater: CWCB Authorization Deficit Irrigation Pilot Projects

Water & Wastewater CWCB Authorization Deficit Irrigation Pilot Projects HB18-1151 Neutral H. Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Rep. Jennifer Arndt, D-Ft. Collins; Sen. Larry Crowder, R-Alamosa Morgan Cullen mcullen@cml.org The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) can approve up to 15 pilot projects for agricultural water leasing or fallowing projects. HB 18-1151 expands the types of projects that the CWCB can approve to include deficit irrigation projects that use less than the optimal amount of water on a particular crop. The bill also removes historical consumptive use requirements if a water rights holder chooses to participate in an approved project.