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Colorado River Mainstem Basin

At a Glance

Source: Statewide Water Supply Initiative 2006, 2010

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M 600,000

120,000

Summit County

500,000

Pitkin County Mesa County*

400,000

Grand County

300,000

Eagle County

M&I Demand (Acre Feet/Year)

140,000

2035

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60,000

20,000

2030

Pitkin County Mesa County*

100,000

2025

Summit County

80,000

40,000

2020

Aspen

Riv er

100,000

200,000

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700,000

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