Flaming Gorge Task Force is meeting Wednesday in Silverthorne

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

The meeting is being organized by Peak Facilitation Group and the Keystone Center under a Colorado Water Conservation Board grant requested by the Arkansas Basin and Metro roundtables. The task force would study whether a plan by Fort Collins entrepreneur Aaron Million would be a viable solution to Colorado’s projected municipal water gap. Million proposes building a pipeline more than 575 miles down the Interstate 80 corridor, with reservoirs near Fort Collins and Colorado Springs…

“We’ll do everything we can to collaborate with a state task force,” [Aaron] Million said Monday.

A competing plan has been suggested by the South Metro Water Authority, but is still in the study phase. It is a collaboration among communities in Colorado and Wyoming being led by Frank Jaeger, manager of the Parker Water and Sanitation District.

The project already has met opposition from Western Resource Advocates, Trout Unlimited and the Colorado River District. “I believe that moving forward with a stakeholder dialogue at this time makes no sense,” said Eric Kuhn, general manager of the district said in a May memo. “It will divert attention and resources from more realistic solutions.”

More Flaming Gorge pipeline coverage here and here. More Colorado Wyoming Cooperative Water Supply Project coverage here.

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