Some of you have been following the progress on the proposed Glade Reservoir which would dam(n) the Poudre near Ted's Place on 287. There is a public meeting tonite at the American Legion Post 4 east of La Porte, from 6:30-9pm. Unfortunately I won't be able to make it, but thought some of you would want to know. Also see the forwarded comments from LeRoy Poff regarding a preliminary EIS and public comment form which you can access at: ┬*http://mountainbuzz.com/events/glade.pdf
. Your comments are important, particularly where they concern any environmental issues that may result from the placement of the reservoir.
If you are interested in supporting a whitewater park in downtown Fort Collins, you should have interest in this dam(n) project. It could mean little, if any, water in the river through town. For more info on the WW park contact Matt Evans at the Mountain Shop in Fort Collins.
As you have probably heard, the USCOE is starting the process of writing an EIS for the proposed Glade Reservoir that will inundate several miles of Hway 287 near Ted's Place.┬* A draft EIS is slated for ca. March 2006.┬* The reservoir is proposed to operate by capturing most of the June peak flow coming out of the Poudre Canyon and shunting it into an off-channel into a dammed valley.
Environmental concerns include loss of scouring peak flows for riparian maintenance and fish habitat, a reduction in water quality both biological (invertebrates) and chemical (reduced "dilution" -- FC already has crappy WQ in the Poudre). Then there's the issue of what we as a community want the Poudre corridor to look and feel like.┬* Are the costs worth it?
If you're interested in expressing some concerns at this very early, EIS scoping stage, then print out and send in the form (see link above) by Oct. 25.┬* Email is also an option.┬* Please take a few minutes and provide input if you're interested.┬*
Also, please PASS THIS ON to others you think might be interested.
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