Consumptive Use Planning Questionnaire

Middle Colorado Watershed Consumptive Use Planning Questionnaire

 

Mission:  To gather information on current consumptive use practices and offer opportunities to safeguard the ability of agriculture to continue producing food and fiber in a healthy and sustainable landscape 

Your responses to these questions will help the Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts and its partners to develop a Consumptive Use Watershed Management Plan to prioritize the projects or programs that will protect existing uses and improve watershed health, most especially agricultural use. We want to hear your ideas on how water resource uses could be managed to protect existing uses and to improve local watershed health. We want to hear your concerns about how growth and climate changes might impact local water resources including agricultural use. Please skip questions that are not relevant to you. 

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* 1. Name (Optional)

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* 2. Please mark all that apply.

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* 3. What type of water use categories would you, your property, or your business best be associated with?  (Select all that apply)

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* 4. Water is valued for many reasons and no one sees it for only one purpose; how do you view water and its uses?  (Please rank 1, most valued to 10 least valued)

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* 5. Do you have any concerns related to the following topics?  Please rank these in order 1-5

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* 6. What could be done to improve irrigation infrastructure in the watershed?

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* 7. Are there any reasons why changes to irrigation infrastructure should not be implemented?

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* 8. What is your biggest concern aboutthe future of water uses in your watershed (i.e. irrigation shortages, downstream calls, riparian health, late season flows, Big River issues i.e. Colorado River compact calls, Front Range diversions)?

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* 9. Do you have planning or legal concerns about your watershed?

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* 10. What information would you like to have about your watershed?  What is your greatest challenge in accessing information necessary for you to make decisions regarding your water rights and/or other interests?

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