Supporters rally for proposed Norther Colorado reservoir |

Supporters rally for proposed Norther Colorado reservoir

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.

Information from: Greeley Daily Tribune,

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