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Feds ink $300 million Windy Gap water diversion out of #ColoradoRiver -- The Denver Post

From The Denver Post (Bruce Finley):

Federal water authorities signed off Friday on the $300 million Windy Gap Firming Project to siphon more water out of the Colorado River Basin into a huge new reservoir for the high-growth Front Range.

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Windy Gap Firming Project one step closer -- the Sky-Hi Daily News

From the Sky-Hi Daily News:

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has given its go-ahead to the Windy Gap Firming project which, if brought to fruition, will supply up to 26,000 acre-feet of additional Upper Colorado River water to the Front Range.

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Reclamation Signs Record of Decision for Windy Gap Firming Project in North Central Colorado

Site of proposed Chimney Hollow Reservoir — Windy Gap Firming Project via the Longmont Times-Call

Chimney Hollow Reservoir site

Chimney Hollow Reservoir site via the Bureau of Reclamation… 1,038 more words

Colorado Water

Robbing our groundwater savings accounts for today’s needs -- The Mountain Town News

Crop circles — irrigated agriculture

Groundwater movement via the USGS

Significant portions of the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest bodies of water in the United States, are at risk of drying up if it continues to be drained at its current rate. 1,708 more words

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Mancos: "It’s a Front Range-Western Slope standoff" -- Mike Preston #COwaterplan

From the Cortez Journal (Jim Mimiaga):

Recently in Mancos, the Southwest Basin Water Roundtable met with 30 local residents about the plan.

Front Range water demand was a central topic.

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Transmountain diversions in the #COWaterPlan drive conversation, consternation

From Aspen Journalism (Brent Gardner-Smith) via The Aspen Times:

The Colorado River Basin Roundtable last week pushed back against a perception that Western Slope interests have reached an agreement about a conceptual transmountain diversion, as indicated by a draft of the Colorado Water Plan and recent remarks by James Eklund, the director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

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A call for conservation -- The Pueblo Chieftain #COWaterPlan

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Environmental groups see a new direction for Colorado water development based on comments on the state water plan in the past year.

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