"The Dolores River continues to keep us on our toes, so there must be some north slope snow still up there"
uh, where is all this water coming from? maybe we'll release some more tomorrow, or maybe it will stop coming in, i don't know...lets just wait and see. unbelievable.
imagine that, with proper planning the region might be able to promote a little tourism but not with this type of management.
. ]the locals charge $5 for parking, $75 (or more) for shuttles, gas in dove creek, slickrock, naturita, gateway, etc, food and beer at the 141, the list goes on. Nobody drives 500 miles and doesn't spend money along the way. I might add nobody goes to these places either so all this money is extra to these otherwise remote and desolate populations
Both ag and tourism, not to mention fish, got shorted in the deal. Dryland bean farmers, boaters, wildlife advocates, and fiscal conservatives opposed the expensive federal water bucket known as McPhee. Beans had low capital costs and were somewhat sustainable when mixed with some shuttle cash in May/June followed by some trout tourism the rest of the year, along with an array of activities which included the dryland tourism that still exists.You don't make beans off tourism. It's simple math!