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Old 07-11-2005   #1
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Avon WW Park

Just saw from We've all heard talk about it, but it sounds like they might be moving forward. Now we just need to build some reservoirs on the Front Range and suck water back this way over the divide so we can have a longer season:

New whitewater park likely for Avon
posted by: Dan Werner Web producer

Created: 7/10/2005 10:51 AM MDT - Updated: 7/10/2005 10:51 AM MDT

AVON, Colo. (AP) - If the Avon Town Council gives its okay, work could begin this summer on a new whitewater park.
It would cover five miles of the Eagle River from Eagle-Vail to the Miller Creek Bridge in Edwards, and would open next spring.

The cost of the park, estimated to be $800,000, would be shared by Vail Resorts, East West Partners, Beaver Creek and Eagle County.

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Old 07-11-2005   #2
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Water Rights

We'd love to give more water but we have all these turkeys moving here(front range). There isn't enough water to go around or jobs for that mater.

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Old 07-11-2005   #3
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So long as we can keep the Shoshone water rights, at least we'll always have a little bit in the Colorado (I hope!!!).

I've always wondered if water was a free market (like gas, etc.) how things would be. If supply is low, demand high, prices rise for business and individuals....???? Probably would depend on who has "ownership" to begin with. I wish I understood how the system works, it is really confusing.
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Old 07-11-2005   #4
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Water rights in Colorado are transferable. Its just that when you transfer them to be used elsewhere, any other water user who is concerned can object and then everyone involved has to go to court to resolve the dispute. This makes transfers very costly and time consuming (and sometimes impossible). One main reason why the Shshone right has not been sold yet is political pressure on the west slope. The electricity they make there could be bought more cheaply off the grid. Very complicated system in a nutshell.

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