Ritter getting recommendations on state water plan | SkyHiNews.com

Ritter getting recommendations on state water plan

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Gov. Bill Ritter is getting recommendations on statewide water issues following years of meetings to reach a compromise.

Ritter has asked committees from each water basin to deliver a report Wednesday outlining how Colorado will meet the water needs of its growing population. The state’s population is expected to double to 10 million by 2050.

The governor says without a statewide plan, Front Range cities will continue buying water rights from Eastern Plain farmers.

Ritter says drying up agricultural land isn’t an acceptable future for the state.

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