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Proposed Reservoir Project in Northern Colorado Completes Environmental Review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the environmental impact report for a dam project on the Poudre River in Northern Colorado.
June 22, 2015, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Monte Whaley reports that a proposed reservoir would divert the Poudre River "to fill Glade Reservoir, northwest of Fort Collins, and Galeton Reservoir, east of Ault. Glade would have a capacity of 170,000 acre-feet of water; Galeton would hold 45,600 acre-feet."

The Army Corps of Engineers spent seven years on the 1,500-page report, which supplements an assessment released in 2008. The report, "calls for users of the North Integrated Supply Project, or NISP, to provide additional water to the Poudre River during low flows and build low-flow bypass structures at key sites on the river through Fort Collins to help fish habitat." 

Whaley notes that the EIR is not likely to engender support from groups like Save the Poudre, which opposes the project.

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Published on Friday, June 19, 2015 in The Denver Post
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