Originally Posted by Snowhere
Because the front range SUCKS!
Seriously, Otero pump station came on line in 67. Ever since then the front range tries to suck as much as they can from the western slope to the eastern slope. That and Turquoise Lake came to be in it's present form in 62 with Sugar Loaf Dam built around that time. Sadly, the big flows are firmly in the past, unless we get a huge year.
Yea great vid. Thanks for sharing. Now that is ark history - a bunch of rednecks gettin her done!! And dont try and tell me that saliver was not redneck in the 40's... Gotta love the 40's ark stoke!!!
The good old front range range does suck - and not just water!
Hell I dont want to give you a hard time - as most of you guys are startin your drive up I70 right now..... Just to ski in summit co.
I will never figure some things out!
Oh wait now we will get to hear how it is it the evil "rancher and farmer" who takes all the water... Or that denver water has some super sweet marketing plan that will tell "rangers" what they want to hear and believe.. (Kinda like how nike made about a billion on marketin that the jordan sneakers would make rich white kids faster and jump higher!!!)...
Flat out if you are a boater and like to boat on water you should see denver, aurora, and co springs water as EVIL.. I have said it before and it is why the glade project should come on line. Then bring back 3 forks dam and if needed put a big dam at the bottom of clear creek... Maybe if the "ranger" masses see these front range rivers run totally dry then it will sink in but I doubt it.
Trust me it will take more than some slick marketing to trick us up here... Well for the 2nd and 3rd time! Some of us know, have seen, and have lived with the fact that many or most - yes most of your ranger peers would dam or drain these rivers til they are gone.... Still not sure or I will never see how some down on the "range" choose to defend these current actions or the actions of the past... Well I guess I choose to defend cheney - and he is not even as close to true evil as front range water!!!
With that said....... Hell the Aspen valley has way more to be pissed about than us!! At least we get 1500 - 2200cfs and IMO the best and only high water creekin here in colorado - up on lake for about a month! Too bad only a handfull of floks take advantage until it is down to a boring 300 - 400 cfs...