Montrose County opposes instream flow right for San Miguel River above the confluence with the Dolores River

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From the Montrose Daily Press (Katharhynn Heidelberg):

A recent decision by the Colorado Water Conservation Board makes that balance [between water for development and jobs in the west side of the county and water for endangered species] trickier to attain. Contrary to the county’s hopes, the board voted Jan. 25 to declare its intent to appropriate an instream water right on a river portion stretching 17 miles from the Calamity Draw confluence to where it meets the Dolores River. The instream flows assure that fish species of concern, in this case the flannelmouth and bluehead sucker, have sufficient water to survive.

More San Miguel watershed coverage here and here.

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