Colorado's Big Straw

Is Colorado's plan to pipe its river water back over the Rocky Mountains to support new communities audacious or absurd?
July 13, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Nicknamed the "Big Straw," it is a big, old-fashioned kind of idea, reminiscent of the mega-water projects that greened the West in the 20th century. Estimates of its cost start at $2.5 billion and climb. Opponents call it a giant boondoggle in the making that would suck water from some of Utah's most popular rafting spots and deplete flows needed by endangered fish."

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Published on Saturday, July 12, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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