Because of low snowpack this winter and a rather dry and warm spring so far water management companies on the western slope are concerned about how difficult this summer will be. At this rate many figure this to be as bad as 2002. Water officials are also speculating that by the year 2050 the population of Colorado will nearly double and the state needs to be thinking about making contingency plans to stave off a potential crisis. So tomorrow The Colorado Mesa University Water Center and Colorado River District will host a public meeting where residents could learn about the current state Mesa County is in as well as the rest of the Western Slope. The meeting will take place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the CMU Ballroom.