Pueblo joins plan to tap Colorado River | SkyHiNews.com

Pueblo joins plan to tap Colorado River

PUEBLO (AP) – The Pueblo Board of Water Works is joining other Front Range water providers in hiring a consultant to study a plan to bring water from the Colorado River over the Continental Divide.The Front Range Water Council began meeting about three years ago after the state renewed studies of Colorado’s entitlement of water under the Colorado River Compact.The council represents Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Twin Lakes Reservoir & Canal Co., the Northern Water Conservancy District and Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District.According to the Pueblo Chieftain, the council was formed after the Colorado Water Conservation Board began studying how the state would deal with shortages if there was a call on the river by California, Arizona and Nevada.

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