As the YWG Basin continues to grow, its M&I water needs must be identified and addressed. We reiterate that the later development of the YWG Basin and the junior status of its water rights portfolio among Colorado River Basin tributaries is of concern. The rights used to fill reservoirs for municipal use are generally adequate with respect to in-basin uses, but are junior to many adjudication dates within the Colorado River Basin and San Juan River Basin in Colorado. Gaining sufficient certainty for these uses against curtailment is an important point in our BIP. Population growth and future anticipated and unanticipated needs are also concerns. The population of the YWG Basin is projected to nearly triple by the year 2050 (SWSI 2010). In fact, the population of the West Slope will continue to grow at a faster rate than the Front Range of Colorado (SWSI 2010). Because the major driver for additional water use in most of the State is population growth, M&I water usage is also expected to nearly double, even with savings from passive conservation. Municipal water demands in the YWG Basin are estimated to increase from 12,000 AFY to 31,000 AFY by 2050, requiring an additional 19,000 AFY to meet the YWG Basin’s water municipal water needs in 2050. Adequate storage, along with strong municipal conservation measures, must be coordinated with drought plans to adequately address the situation. Additionally, redundancy of supply sources is an important consideration for municipal providers in the YWG Basin in order to prepare for potential wildfire impacts to municipal watersheds. Projects useful for both drought and supply redundancy planning should be identified and pursued.