From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):
State Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, has asked the Bureau of Reclamation, Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency to develop supplemental environmental studies to determine the impact of SDS without the assumption that stormwater flows would be restricted to current conditions. “This had to happen before the process is closed,” Pace said, when asked about the timing of the letter.
In the letter, Pace uses a quote from Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera, which appeared in The Pueblo Chieftain in 2005 when the stormwater enterprise was created and again late last year after the stormwater enterprise was ended following interpretation of a ballot question in November: “We’re looking at a population of 900,000 in 35 years,” Rivera said. “If we’re not willing to address stormwater today, I don’t think it’s fair to ask others in the region to endorse the Southern Delivery System.”