Two Fountain Creek meetings coming up, dam study progress — November 30, flood control and water rights — December 7


From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Progress on a study of dams on Fountain Creek will be presented at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, 15 S. Seventh St., in Colorado Springs. The study is funded in part by $300,000 from the city of Colorado Springs as a condition of its 1041 land use permit from Pueblo County for the Southern Delivery System. It is sponsored by the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District. The U.S. Geological Survey will look at the hydrological impact of dams at various points along Fountain Creek to measure the impact they would have on flows at various levels…

A second forum is scheduled at 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at Fountain City Hall. It will look at how water rights could be affected by flood control projects on Fountain Creek. The Fountain Creek district’s citizen advisory group and technical advisory committee will attend. Panelists include Kevin Rein, deputy state engineer; Mark Shea, attorney for Colorado Springs Utilities; Carol Baker, Fountain Creek specialist for Colorado Springs Utilities; Larry Small, executive director of the Fountain Creek district; Dan Henrichs, superintendent of the High Line Canal; Alan Hamel, executive director of the Pueblo Board of Water Works and a member of the Colorado Water Conservation Board; and Gary Barber, who has worked with Fountain Creek communities on water issues and served at the Fountain Creek district’s first executive director.

The panel will be moderated by Chris Woodka, an editor who reports on water issues for The Pueblo Chieftain.

More Fountain Creek coverage here and here.

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