August 1, 2009--Pitkin County effort to protect river delayed by two local districts (Aspen Daily News)

Pitkin County’s effort to place 4.3 cubic-feet-per-second of water into a trust managed by a state agency, for the benefit of the Roaring Fork River, has been challenged and delayed by the Basalt Water Conservancy District and the Starwood Metropolitan District. The two districts have asked for a formal hearing on the county’s proposal before the Colorado Water Conservation Board. "We just had concerns," said Art Bowles, a board member of the Basalt Water Conservancy District. "We are not at all opposed to them donating water, but we want to just make sure it doesn’t affect us down river."

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