Animas-La Plata Project: Reclamation says that Colorado is on the hook for $36.5 million

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From The Durango Herald (Dale Rodebaugh):

As a starting point for negotiations, the federal agency says the state owes $36.5 million for its share of water – 10,460 acre-feet. The bureau attributes $28 million to construction and almost $8.5 million to interest through Sept. 10. Members of the Colorado Water Conservation Board will negotiate for the state. Former Gov. Bill Ritter in June 2010 signed House Bill 1250 that authorized the state to spend $36 million on A-LP.

More Animas River watershed coverage here.

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