As I wrote a few months ago the US Army Corps (Corps), has announced the Public Scoping comment period for the Regional Watershed Supply Project. This project would divert 250,000 acre-feet/year from the Green River in Wyoming and bring it to the Front Range of Colorado. While the diversion point is in Wyoming, the water is considered Colorado’s under the historic Colorado River Water Compact of 1922. Diverting this large amount of water will no doubt have a significant impact on downstream users, recreation flows, the Colorado River Endangered Species Recovery program and a host of plants and animals who rely on these river flows.
Thanks to more than 700 (!) comments from people like you, the Army Corps agreed to extend the comment period and to host three additional meetings! Two of these meetings will be held on the western slope of Colorado! This is truly great news, in addition to providing more time to study the initial information and determine what the impacts of something like this might be, we also get the opportunity to make sure that ALL of Colroado has an opportunity to voice their opinions on this project.
Please join us at one of the meetings!
July 10th Craig, CO (Center of Craig – 601 Yampa Ave)
July 11th Grand Junction (Mesa County Fair Grounds-2785 US Hwy 50)
If you can’t make one of the meetings you can submit a comment letter here- comments are now due by July 27th!