Congratulations to John Kolanz on his legislative appointment to the South Platte Basin Roundtable

Congratulations to John Kolanz on his legislative appointment to the South Platte Basin Roundtable


Otis & Bedingfield, LLC is proud to announce that the Chairs of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and House Rural Affairs and Agriculture Committee have jointly appointed John Kolanz to the South Platte Basin Roundtable.

The roundtables were established in 2005 by the Colorado Water for the 21st Century Act. These roundtables represent each of the State’s eight major river basins and the Denver metropolitan area.  They were established to facilitate discussions on water management issues and encourage locally driven collaborative solutions to pressing water resource issues, including meeting future demand.

The South Platte Basin Roundtable covers roughly 22,000 square miles in northeast Colorado. The largest cities in the roundtable area are Boulder, Fort Collins, Longmont, and Greeley.  (The Denver metro area has its own roundtable.) The State projects the population of the basin to almost double in size by 2050.  The South Platte basin will account for nearly two-thirds of Colorado’s increased municipal and industrial water demand by 2030 – or approximately 324,000 to 467,000 acre-feet.

John Kolanz has a degree in Agriculture, with a minor in Agricultural Economics.  He has over 30 years of practice experience in environmental and natural resource law.  John has taught environmental law, and speaks and writes frequently on environmental and natural resource law topics.  He is a partner in the Loveland office and can be reached at 970-663-7300 or


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