Jennifer Gimbel: ‘We need to take care of those settlements. We need to have the certainty, and we need to be fair to the tribes’

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From The Durango Herald:

Once known for a single-minded focus on building dams, Reclamation now has to start paying attention to climate change, American Indian water rights and a secure food supply, said Michael Connor, who was sworn in Monday as the agency’s commissioner. Connor, a graduate of the University of Colorado law school, spoke Thursday at a Western water conference at his alma mater…

The effect of the Indian settlements on Western water is unknown, but it could be profound, said Jennifer Gimbel, director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, who spoke on the panel with Connor.

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