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Front Range Water Supply Report 2011

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The Ruedi Water and Power Authority released the "Front Range Water Supply Planning Update" prepared by G. Moss Driscoll, Esq. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the plans and options available to front range communities for further diversions of water from the Roaring Fork watershed. This document will be a valuable addendum to the Roaring Fork Watershed Plan and an essential reference for both local and regional water managers.

The Report covers the following broad topics: 

  • Plans for increased front range storage capacity. 
  • Potential additional development of, and diversion through, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. 
  • Potential increases in diversions by City of Aurora through Busk-Ivanhoe System at headwaters of Fryingpan River. 
  • Potential additional diversions through Independence Pass system by Twin Lakes Company and others.
  • Short-term and long-term options and recommendations for local water managers and decision makers to assure that further diversions are minimized and their impacts mitigated.

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