|Arrow #14 should be pointing into (2) Arkansas River, I think, as it is part of Colorado Springs' system. Maybe that part of the map was just too crowded. (Colorado State Engineer, via Coyote Gulch blog.)|
The graphic is helpful in explaining that much of the water used from Colorado Springs north to the Wyoming border is "transmountain" water.
Note that Denver is outside the gray area—the upper Colorado River watershed.
I still meet people from Colorado Springs who think that their water comes from the snow on Pike's Peak. For the Denver-plex, would that be the snow on Mount Evans?
Reading that piece, I can't help but think that a magic wand is being waved. The Front Range cities still think that there will be more water available when they want it . . . somehow.