Originally Posted by raftus
Just got a hit back from one of my Reps. - She wants to know if we oppose any part of SB 122 other than section 17. As I have no idea what else is in this bill advice would be appreciated.
Section 17 is what we are focusing on. It is the only part that seems to be attacking RICD's. I have a copy of the entire bill as a PDF if you'd like it, send me a PM with your email address and I can send it to you.
Here is Section 17:
SECTION 17. Recreational in-channel diversions and instream flow water rights studies - appropriation.
(1) In addition to any other appropriation, there is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the Colorado water conservation board construction fund not otherwise appropriated, to the Colorado water conservation board, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, the sum of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the board to complete studies evaluating how instream flow water rights and recreational in-channel diversion water rights affect both current and future management of Colorado's water and providing an objective analysis of the different methods for quantifying recreational in-channel diversion water rights. The scope of work for the project shall be developed by the board. This study shall focus on: (a) Determining whether there are objectively determinable flows for different recreational uses; and (b) Analyzing the other relevant factors established pursuant to Senate Bill 06-037. (2) The moneys appropriated in subsection (1) of this section shall remain available for the designated purposes until the project is completed.