Group says dams will harm N. Colorado farms
April 26, 2011
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – An environmental group has submitted a report to a federal agency that claims a dam proposed on the Cache la Poudre (kash-luh-POO’-der) River would threaten area agriculture.
The Greeley Tribune reports that the group Save the Poudre: Poudre Waterkeeper says in a report filed last week with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the dam would accelerate the purchase of farms for subdivisions, among other problems. The group opposes the proposed Northern Integrated Supply Project, which proposes a dam on the Poudre northwest of Fort Collins and a reservoir east of Ault.
The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District is promoting the project and contends the environmental group’s report is flawed. Supporters, including farmers and cities, say the project is needed to meet increasing demands for water.
Information from: Greeley Daily Tribune, http://greeleytribune.com