Flaming Gorge pipeline: Wyco Water and Power’s request for proposal is drawing a lot of interest from around the world

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

There is international interest in a proposal to build a 578-mile water pipeline from the Green River and Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Wyoming to Colorado’s Front Range. “The first phone call we got this morning was from an Australian firm,” said Aaron Million, whose Wyco Water and Power Co. released a request for proposals on the pipeline project Monday…

The request for proposals will identify a contractor for the project, possibly by the end of April. A timeline in the document projects the FERC record of decision could be issued as soon as 2015, with construction of the first stage of the project by 2018…

The project has met opposition from conservation groups, the Colorado River District and communities in Wyoming. Some contend the price of building the pipeline would be three times greater than Million anticipates…

Million has not lined up specific customers for water from the pipeline, but says he’s willing to work with all who are interested. “I’m hoping the project would engender cooperation,” he said. “I think the scientific analysis of it will show that it is good for the environment.”

More Flaming Gorge pipeline coverage here and here.

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