Fountain Creek: Various restoration and flood control projects require substitute water supply plans to be filed with the state engineer

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Substitute water supply plans, which cover impacts from changes of water use that last less than five years, already have been filed on two of three projects that have begun on Fountain Creek. The plans are filed with the Division of Water Resources and can be forerunners of eventual court decrees, as uses continue over longer periods of time…

“We’re pleased (project sponsors) recognize there is a water rights component that needs to be addressed,” Water Division 2 Engineer Steve Witte said. Plans have been filed on the Clear Spring Ranch and Pueblo North Side wetlands restoration projects. The sediment collector project also would need a plan if it continues beyond a year.

More Fountain Creek coverage here and here.

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