Cities have long dictated water policy, even as river recreation represents a growing segment of the state’s economy.
An agreement with CPW to protect bighorn sheep and fish prioritizes the city’s options.
Aurora and Colorado Springs still think Glenwood is trying to claim too much water on the main stem of the Colorado River
Agreement on water right is reached with Denver, but not Aurora, Colorado Springs or the CWCB
The directors of the Colorado Water Conservation Board voted 8-to-1 to adopt staff findings that Glenwood Springs’ water rights application would restrict the state’s ability to develop its full share of Colorado River water.
The cities point to state estimates that there is up to 1 million acre-feet of Colorado River water to still be developed in the state, with 600,000 more acre-feet each year that could be developed in the Colorado River basin upstream of the proposed Glenwood whitewater parks, and 150,000 acre-feet below them.
A whitewater park designer questions whether whitewater parks proposed by the city of Glenwood Springs between Grizzly and Two Rivers Park will change the character of the popular Class II reach.
Lots of interest from Front Range water providers in Glenwood’s proposed water rights case and now the environmental community joins the case.
Over a dozen objectors have filed statements of opposition in water court.
The city of Glenwood Springs seeks new recreational water rights tied to play waves on the Colroado River at No Name, Horseshoe Bend and above Two Rivers Park.