NO! NO! NO! NO!
This bill is no good, has no business even being proposed, has no love for the rivers we cherish and any and all boaters going to the polls should overwhelmingly be in opposition to this bill. Y'all need to get out and vote NO! Early descriptions in this post hit the issue right on the head like maxwell's silver hammer. This bill is like giving el presidente george w(hat the f*$% are you doing) bush, 2 billion dollars to reduce wildfire risk in any way he
deems necessary. You know what their going to do. They're going to line the pockets of their friends the damn dam builders with the 2 bill from this bill, and that means more and bigger damn dammage across the state. Most of the large watersheds that were suitable for large dams have already been dammed up, so you know what they're going to do? Expand existing dams into even bigger dammage. And to top it all, there is even a proposal to damn Poudre Canyon! If this bill passes Larimer County could break out into civil war. What we need to realize is that we don't really have a water shortage. A huge percentage (~90%) of Colorado's water goes to agricultural use. There is plenty of water even in drought years. What we need is a bill forcing large agricultural corporations to make their use of water more efficient. Over half the water they use evaporates into the atmosphere, partially because they spray it directly into the air, rather than use drip technology, which by the way has been available for let us just say, a long time. Oh yeah, and stop the sprawl...more concentrated cities and communties means more efficient water use. And one more thing, Kentucky Blue Grass is NOT NATIVE TO COLORADO! Stop planting it in your F@$%ing lawns. Anyone ever heard of xeroscaping! We live in a semi arid dessert. It doesn't rain much here if you haven't noticed. There are grasses native to Colorado out there that look just like Kentucky Blue Grass, except they are ten times more draught resistent and require very little municipal water. Why? Because they evolved in Colorado's dry ass environment. Spread the gospel and paddle with your soul hangin' out.