June 30, 2007--Platte River use studied (Rocky Mountain News)

A new task force charged with bringing calm to the battle-weary South Platte River Basin has 90 days to create a water plan for lawmakers to consider in September. Any solutions likely will have to serve farmers and fast-growing cities equally, and may focus on better managing the river's scare supplies, as well as improving reservoir systems on the Eastern Plains. The task force appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter met for the first time with about 100 anxious water users. The task force enters the water arena as a five-year battle wears on over how best to use the river's increasingly scarce supplies.

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