Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway board meeting recap: The district is trying to stretch their seed money until the Southern Delivery System bounty hits in 2016

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

“I just want to make sure we can stretch this money as far as we can until 2016,” Executive Director Larry Small told the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway district board Friday. “Financially, we are in good shape.”[…]

When the Southern Delivery System comes on line, scheduled in 2016, the district gets the balance of $50 million, paid by Colorado Springs under its 1041 land-use permit with Pueblo County. Until then, the district will continue to live on $200,000 provided to it through an agreement with Colorado Springs and the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District…

Although its operating budget is tiny, the district manages about $500,000 of funds through the agreement with Colorado Springs and the Lower Ark. The Fountain Creek Corridor Master Plan will be completed this year, and the U.S. Geological Survey is working on a study of potential dams on Fountain Creek.

More Fountain Creek coverage here and here.

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