CWCB Releases ATM Status Report

07/31/2020 CWCB Releases ATM Status Report

WestWater Research recently led an assessment of the past 15 years of effort by the Colorado water community and state government in developing water transfers that do not result in the permanent loss of irrigated lands. These Alternative Transfer Methods (or ATMs) have found some success but there remain long-known hurdles to greater adoption and utilization in the Colorado water market. The project team provides several recommendations on how state government can work to expand use of ATMs, but also highlights the need to expand the toolkit of activities that are being pursued by the state in order to address the loss of irrigated lands due to water transfers.

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