Arkansas Basin Roundtable green lights funding request for Mt. Pisgah Reservoir outlet works rehabilitation

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

The reservoir, built in 1907, was purchased in 1927 by the Catlin Canal Co., which irrigates farms near Rocky Ford. Also known as Wright’s Reservoir, it is used by water districts in the Canon City area, the town of Rocky Ford and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “A state engineer’s inspection last year found the 80-year-old outlet works is decrepit and can’t be trusted,” said Allen Frantz, a Catlin Canal board member. “If we don’t do something about the problems with the reservoir, the state will restrict how much water we can store.”[…]

In other action, the roundtable approved a grant request of $35,000 for continued study of groundwater in the Upper Black Squirrel Creek basin in El Paso County. So far, about $200,000 has been committed to the study, which could lead to groundwater storage in an area of high growth and new exploration that could lead to oil and gas drilling.

More IBCC — basin roundtables coverage here.

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