Breakthrough water agreement benefits cities and rivers

Originally posted on Mile High Water Talk:

Water management is never easy. And in Colorado, where the resource is scarce, everyone’s interest is valuable, and needs are often widely divergent.

Last year, Denver Water and Trout Unlimited came together to pen a guest editorial for The Denver Post, Together, we can meet Colorado River challenges, acknowledging the fact that there are differences over how to best use water to meet our diverse needs. But, more important, the editorial highlighted the fact that smart water planning and cooperation are the only way to meet the future water needs of all interests along the Colorado River.

Less than a year later, Denver Water and Trout Unlimited have come together again, this time with Grand County, to reveal an agreement that balances municipal needs and environmental health. And, just like the recently finalized Colorado River Cooperative Agreement, this partnership demonstrates the benefits of working together to protect our…

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One Response to Breakthrough water agreement benefits cities and rivers

  1. don marlowe says:

    why not use some of the flood waters in the spring by way of a tunnel from the mississippi river to lake mead. Build a pipeline or underground tunnel from the mississippi to lakes or rivers that feed lake mead. That way the water isn’t wasted. Or build a rather large desalination plant sending water from the gulf of mexico or the pacific thru the plant to lake mead. Australia has a big plant which is underground sort of.

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