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Old 11-08-2011   #1
Durango, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1979
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Defend the Colorado

Whitewater addicts -

As many of you know, lots of Grand County water is piped east through the Moffat Tunnel (on the Fraser River) and Windy Gap (on the Colorado River) projects to supply Front Range residents. Currently about 60% of the Upper Colorado is diverted. There are two proposals on the table to expand these projects, resulting in only about 20% of the rivers' historic flows being left for rafting and kayaking, fishing, agriculture and wildlife. Most of that water would be diverted during the summer months - the best months for boating.

The Defend The Colorado Campaign is pushing the water diverters to be more responsible about their withdrawals, asking that there is consistent water available for recreation and wildlife throughout the year, as well as adequate flushing flows and reserve water for critical times.

I would appreciate it if you would take a minute and head over to the Defend The Colorado website, where you will find a petition for the EPA and water suppliers, as well as Liking our Facebook site

All of us are concerned with Colorado's rivers - and however you use or enjoy them, we all can take part in protecting what is left - before its too late.

Thanks! See ya out on the water!

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Old 11-10-2011   #2
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1994
Join Date: Jun 2011
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Thanks! Wanted to let you know there is opposition to the Moffat expansion on the Front Range too, and groups are working to get laws enacted that will limit the amounts of water that can be taken from the watersheds and for more consitent flows to keep the rivers healthy. Check out for more on this, or . And also like the Stop Gross Dam facebook page too

I'll sign the petitions and check out the facebook page, and we will spread the work about Defend the Colorado to our members.

Thanks again, keep up the good work!

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Old 11-10-2011   #3
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Just signed both petitions.
Thanks for the link.
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