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Old 11-15-2014   #1
 
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Support Fall flows on Shoshone - Need Input by This Fri, 11/21/14!

If you have not sent a letter to the city of Glenwood Springs supporting their work to build a whitewater park above the confluence please do so. Whether or not you see a park as a great this may help secure flows in the Glenwood Canyon in the future.

Here is the article in support

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just sent an email, hope that is ok.
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Old 11-17-2014   #3
 
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This is important peeps and the deadline is rapidly approaching for comments - Nov. 21! This Friday! This RICD (recreational in-channel diversion water right) could potentially secure water in the Colorado River and stop future draws diverting water across the divide. Front Range entities are questioning whether paddlers even use the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon after Labor Day, but I know we do. People paddle these stretches year round and we need to let the City of Glenwood Springs know that we do! Depending on where these diversions were to occur, late season flows on Gore and Pumphouse could also be effected. We need to make it known that the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon is one of the only, and definitely one of the best, places to paddle in September.

Please take two minutes to write a letter to Jeff Heckel, City Manager of Glenwood Springs, and let the city know that you have paddled Glenwood Canyon in September, and will continue to do so in the future.

Your letter will help AW and the City of Glenwood prove that paddlers from around the State enjoy late summer flows from Shoshone to Two Rivers Park, and prevent the Front Range from taking away an entire month of our paddling season!

Please consider including in your letter the following points, specific to September use on the Colorado River:

- How often do you paddle Glenwood Canyon in September?
- Why do you choose the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, rather than a different destination in September?
- How many people do you paddle with?
- Do you see other paddlers enjoying September flows too?
- Do you plan to paddle the river in the future? Will you continue to paddle in September?

Please email or send letters by Nov. 21st to Jeff at

City of Glenwood Springs
Attn: Jeff Hecksel, City Manager
101 West 8th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-384-6401
[email protected]
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Old 11-17-2014   #4
 
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I have already emailed. People. Please take the time to do this...
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Sent email. Is there something more "big picture" we can do as boaters to combat the diminishing flows around the state?
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Got my letter out in the mail today. thanks Peter B and Evan for posting this!
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Just got mine submitted. I love getting on the river as much as possible in Glenwood Canyon after the summer tourist season ends.
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Just got mine submitted. I love getting on the river as much as possible in Glenwood Canyon after the summer tourist season ends.
It's also nice with the access to back a trailer down after Labor Day when they pull the pole out of the boatramp at Grizzley.
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Sent mine in.
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Done. Thanks AW for the good work you collectively do for all of us.
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