Big River Committee

While the Basin Roundtable (BRT) has to concern itself with all basin-wide issues, processes, and projects, as well as interbasin and State-wide topics, the Big River Committee (BRC) was formed at the direction of the BRT to focus solely on the issues associated with the relationships among and between
the major rivers in the basin, and the Colorado River system as a whole. The timing of the need for the BRC is driven in part by the current Drought Contingency Plan and Demand Management discussion, including the soon-to-be-completed Risk Study. Working within the context of the BIP and the YWG
White Paper, the BRC will seek to surface and explore in detail issues that will affect the Basin, ultimately informing the policy of the BRT as it contributes to State-wide water planning. For that purpose, the BRC may present draft documents and/or policy proposals for consideration by the BRT. The BRC is a recommending entity; the BRT is the decision-making entity.