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Old 12-17-2009   #1
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Public Hearing on Moffat Expansion - rescheduled

The public hearing on Denver Water's Gross Reservoir/Moffat System Expansion to be held in Summit County has been announced.

When: Thursday Jan. 7, 2010
Open House 4:00-6:00
Hearing Starts at 6:00

: Beaver
Run Conference Center Peak 17 Conference Room
620 Village Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(Located at the base of Peak 9)

The Comment Period on Denver's Proposed project(s) has also been extended
to March 1st.

Take time to look at the Draft EIS or attend the open house and hearing. Consider whether additional water deliveries to Denver are necessary, and outweigh the costs. As it is, Denver has significant water that is unused in the Blue River/ Dillon Reservoir system that would be sent down the N. Fork South Platte. Additional water delivered by the Moffat Project is based on speculative future demand at current use levels (ie, no aggressive conservation or efficiency measures).
Denver doesn't divert water it currently has legal and physical ability to, and yet the Water Board is asking us to support rate hikes and additional impacts to the Fraser River, South Boulder Creek, and the Upper Colorado River.
Here's part of the big picture:
Look forward to 2030, when Denver is taking all of it's water out of Dillon Reservoir, Green Mountain Reservoir, and the Fraser. Add to those depletions, water diverted to Northern Colorado from Windy Gap, and Colorado-Big Thompson Projects...and west slope projects.
What are we left with?

Future simulated flows at Kremmling will rarely exceed 4000cfs, with the majority of days equal or less than 1300 cfs. Consider what this means for the Blue River, and the Colorado from Gore Canyon to Glenwood Springs.

Stay tuned to American Whitewater for more information on the impacts from all these projects to private and commercial paddlers, and how we can all work to protect boating opportunities.


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Old 01-23-2010   #2
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Hey Nathan, any updates on how this is going or went? Time frames and such?

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Old 02-11-2010   #3
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Rep. Claire Levy and representatives from Denver Water will be available from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Nederland Community Center to discuss Denver Water’s proposal to enlarge Gross Reservoir.
As part of the approval process, written comments on Denver Water’s proposal will be accepted, so this is a chance for residents to ask questions and voice concerns.

The Corps of Engineers has received numerous requests to again extend the
comment period on the Moffat Water Collection System Draft EIS and 404
Permit application. Based on the public's need to review additional documents
referenced in the DEIS, the need to afford the public ample opportunity to
provide substantive comments and to facilitate a timely and efficient review
process, the Corps has determined that an additional 16-day extension is

The new expiration date for the comment period on the Moffat Project Draft
EIS and Section 404 Permit application is March 17, 2010.

Please see the attached links below to view the Public Notice and

Public Notice:

Moffat Draft EIS information:

Moffat DEIS reference documents:
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