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Old 05-29-2013   #1
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Fraser River Valley getting screwed for another year

I want to go kayaking goddammit, and those [EDIT - expletive deleted due to member complaints, but feel free to guess what they were being called] in charge of water theft are taking 400-500 cfs through the moffat tunnel right now. Meanwhile, the local rivers have practically no water. I feel like killing something and/or blowing something up! JERKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 05-29-2013   #2
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I stop in every 5 years or so just to see what's up and to tis point I was disappointed to see that we had not had the annual piss on the front Range post usually by a somewhat new commer. Thanks for keeping my faith alive. I however would choose my words somewhat more carefully . I live right below a diversion tunnel that dewaters the river in my back yard when out walking I occasionally see a Colorado Springs Water Board truck. I usually flip them off or give them the double handed Jersey salute depending on wether I have a beverage in my hand or not. forms of 1st Amendment expression that garner less attention yours perhaps. All the best sj
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Old 05-29-2013   #3
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Come kayak the tunnel discharge on the east side

We have your water here on the east side. Drive over and run Alto-Alto near Rollinsville (IV) and GREAT at these levels, or below Pinecliff (V and V+)
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Old 05-29-2013   #4
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HELL YA foreverhard you nailed it they need there green grass lets tell more people to move to the front range and will have no water
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Old 05-29-2013   #5
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those mother-fucking piece-of-shit assholes in charge of water theft are taking 400-500 cfs
Where are you getting this info? Got a link?
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Old 05-29-2013   #6
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Foreverhard I don't know how to thank you for your wise words to the waterboard. Oh yes I do...a shot of whiskey. At least you got first d of East I. That should keep a smile on for the dry times. Fucking cocksuckers they make you feel like you have tourette's when talking about them.
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Old 05-30-2013   #7
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Originally Posted by CeeEee View Post
Where are you getting this info? Got a link?
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Old 05-30-2013   #8
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I'm no fan of diversions, but I went to a Colorado River Water Conservation meeting in 2008 and was surprised to learn that only about 15% of trans-divide diversions from the basin are used in front range households, with roughly half being used outside and the rest inside. So of that 500 cfs, only about 40 cfs statistically goes to water lawns on the front range. Another 40 cfs flushes toilets and runs showers. The rest is agriculture. If you want to point a more meaningful finger, it should probably be at the livestock industry, which uses far more water to produce a pound of food than other agriculture.
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Old 05-30-2013   #9
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I think there is a bigger problem or problems at hand. You should be bitching at all the people on the planet that have started to increase the natural warming of the earth which is causing less snow here in Colorado. For those of you that don't believe in global warming, then it is your god doing his/her work. How come I never hear about anyone complaining to god/s about the lack of water? Don't they hear your prayers at night? I hear that monotheistic one can totally make it flood if he wants. Back to lots of people you could complain about those people that have unprotected sex and make lots of babies and those babies need drinking water. More sex equals more babies equals less water to kayak on. Put condoms in the schools, vasectomies for all!!!!
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Old 05-30-2013   #10
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I feel your pain ForeverFuct. I mean, here we are, supposedly on the awesome receiving end of these diversions, and my local, once-mighty, South Platte river is still dewatered. Good thing they turned some of it into beer to help drown our sorrows. I'm going to water my lawn now in hopes that Union Chutes will come in.
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