Supporters rally for proposed Norther Colorado reservoir
July 16, 2010
ERIE, Colo. (AP) – A rally to support a proposed dam and reservoir on the Cache la Poudre (cash la POO’-der) River has drawn about 200 people.
The rally was Thursday at a farm near Erie.
The Northern Integrated Supply Project calls for a dam on the Poudre northwest of Fort Collins as well as a new reservoir east of Ault that would store South Platte River water.
The $490 million project is currently undergoing an environmental review by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Don Ament, a former Colorado agriculture commissioner, and other supporters of the project says the state faces a crisis if it doesn’t build more water storage.
Opponents have raised questions about the effects of the proposed Poudre reservoir on water quality and on water levels in the river.
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Information from: Greeley Daily Tribune, http://greeleytribune.com