March 5, 2012--Cities take critical view of water report (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado Springs and Pueblo water managers are taking a critical look at a report that claims transmountain water projects aren’t needed to meet future urban water demands. The report, called Meeting Future Needs in the Arkansas River Basin, was released last week by Western Resource Advocates, the Colorado Environmental Coalition and Trout Unlimited. The report is an attempt to remove big water projects that take Colorado River water to the Front Range from solutions being considered by the Interbasin Compact Committee. The environmental groups timed the report to coincide with Wednesday’s meeting of the IBCC and a statewide water roundtable summit in Broomfield. There may be a question whether water providers accept the figures used in the reports.

To view the full article, visit the Pueblo Chieftain. For a copy of the original article contact the WIP at (970) 247-1302 or stop by the office at 841 East Second Avenue in Durango, Colorado.