August 27, 2006
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Growing population will require water storage, conservation
By 2030, more than 60,000 people will live in Northwest Colorado - a 50 percent increase in population from 2005 statistics. The statewide population likely will grow at the same rate. In 2030, an estimated 7.1 million people will call Colorado home, up about 50 percent from the state's 2005 population of nearly 4.7 million.