Arkansas Valley Conduit: Chasing federal dough

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Proponents of water projects all over the western U.S. are chasing dough from the federal government. Southeastern Colorado is no different. Here’s a report about the Arkansas Valley Conduit from Chris Woodka writing for the Pueblo Chieftain. From the article:

A committee of the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District working to make the conduit a reality met Thursday at Otero Junior College to discuss the $300 million project’s prospects and what would lie ahead…

A new proposal in Congress, included as part of a public lands bill, would use revenues from the Fry-Ark Project – primarily leases of excess capacity space at Lake Pueblo. Those revenues would repay a 65 percent federal match. The Senate has approved the bill, S22, but it has become entangled in controversy in the House.

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