“I’m getting tired of this wet weather.” Yes, but we need the moisture.” suspect this conversation— or some facsimile thereof — has played out all over the Gunnison Valley during thepast few we
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:00am News Staff
By Richard Van Gytenbeek.
Moving water from the Western Slope to the Front Range has never been popular in western Colorado. These “transbasin diversions” have dominated discussion and debateas Colorado moves toward completion of a statewide water plan. But this focus on diversions obscures the larger and much more difficult question that Coloradans must address in the very near future. How can we allocate our limited water resources to support all of the four primary uses of water: agricultural, recreational, municipal and industrial?