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  • Uncategorized | Save the Colorado | Page 17
    constructed the cost of delivering water through the pipeline would be so astronomical up to 10 times more than any existing project that municipal water customers along the Front Range could not afford to purchase it according to a report prepared for Western Resource Advocates Neither the state nor federal governments have the resources now to subsidize those water costs as federal agencies have on water projects in the past Proponents of the project may dispute those figures and argue that s why the Water Conservation Board needs to form a task force to study the proposal But on top of the financial issues there are serious environmental issues Taking so much water out of the Green River will harm a spectacular trout fishery that exists just below Flaming Gorge It will also reduce water flowing through Dinosaur National Monument and flows needed for maintaining habitat for endangered fish two issues that make it highly problematic when it comes to review by federal government agencies Although proponents have claimed the project will only take water during wet seasons and years when more is available once water starts flowing to thirsty growing cities it will be difficult to say none is available during dry years Because of that the pipeline will reduce the amount of water available for Colorado Wyoming and Utah to send downstream under the Colorado River Compact That means western Colorado will have less water available to use to meet future development needs All of these issues combined should make the Flaming Gorge Pipeline a nonstarter The Colorado Water Conservation Board should reject the funding request Posted in Uncategorized Great New Video About The Threat of The Flaming Gorge Pipeline Posted on August 29 2011 by admin Posted in Uncategorized What will be harmed by the Flaming Gorge Pipeline Posted on August 10 2011 by admin For one the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument in northwestern Colorado Check out these two photos of the Green River Let s protect it Enjoy Let s sign the petition http StopFlamingGorgePipeline org Posted in Take Action Uncategorized The Water Energy Nexus in the Southwest U S Posted on August 5 2011 by admin ENERGY AND WATER Power plants require cooling water and getting water where its needed requires power in the American West highlighting the tight interconnection between energy and water Image Elf Wikimedia Commons Here s a good short read in the Scientific American about the co mingling impacts of energy use and water use in the Southwest U S Negative impacts to the Colorado River are at the center of this chaos Here s the link How Saving Energy Means Conserving Water in U S West Our good friends at Western Resource Advocates provide yet another fact driven power quote thermoelectric power plants in Arizona Colorado New Mexico Nevada and Utah consumed an estimated 292 million gallons of water a day in 2005 approximately equal to the water consumed by Denver Phoenix and Albuquerque combined Posted in Uncategorized

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  • Moffat Project A Threat To Colorado River? | Save the Colorado
    don t think we should have this project Levy said We can t keep sucking water out of a river and killing it This entry was posted in Uncategorized by admin Bookmark the permalink Comments are closed Recent Blog Posts Colorado River Update Former Commissioner of Reclamation Joins Our Board PRESS RELEASE California Waterkeepers Support Transferring CA Water to CORiver Delta Colorado River Update Are you READY TO RUMBLE in

    Original URL path: http://www.savethecolorado.org/blog/another-new-post/ (2016-02-12)
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  • admin | Save the Colorado | Page 18
    ve made no secret that I don t think we should have this project Levy said We can t keep sucking water out of a river and killing it Posted in Uncategorized Post navigation Newer posts Recent Blog Posts Colorado River Update Former Commissioner of Reclamation Joins Our Board PRESS RELEASE California Waterkeepers Support Transferring CA Water to CORiver Delta Colorado River Update Are you READY TO RUMBLE in 2016

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