River compact panel to meet

Outlet: Pueblo Chieftain

December 4, 2011

The Arkansas River Compact Administration will meet at 8:30 Thursday morning in Lamar, and two proposed projects for the engineering committee has scheduled discussions on Wednesday about the Arkansas Valley Super Ditch and a proposed pipeline by GP Water from Lamar to Elbert and El Paso counties. The administration could take up discussion of either item if it is referred from the committee. The Super Ditch is a corporation that wants to use water rights from seven ditches to pool water to use in a lease program that would temporarily dry up irrigated fields. A pilot project to sell 500 acre-feet of water from the Catlin Canal to Fountain next year is planned…

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