April 1, 2009--Endangered fish recovery effort could benefit Grand County reach of Colorado River (Grand County Sky-Hi Daily News)

The effort to recover endangered fish near Grand Junction could benefit Colorado River conditions closer to home. East and West Slope water stakeholders are closing in on a plan that, if finalized, would direct 5,412 acre-feet of water stored in Granby Reservoir to flow uninterrupted to a critical 15 mile-reach of the Colorado River in the Grand Valley of western Colorado. And as it’s shepherded through, the water could improve Grand County Gold Medal waters below Windy Gap. The plan is part of a much larger effort implemented two decades ago to save four warm-water fish species from extinction: the Colorado Pikeminnow, razorback sucker, humpback chub and bonytail chub.

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