Study will assess Super Ditch plan

Outlet: The Mountain Mail

February 14, 2011

Upper Arkansas Water Conservation District directors will seek grant financing to study alternative engineering models to one proposed in recent temporary water transfer legislation. The proposed study would assess the impact of lease-fallowing alternatives on the irrigated stream-aquifer system of the lower Arkansas River in Colorado. The model in question, the Hydrologic Institutional Model, was proposed by the “Super Ditch,” a corporation seeking to halt sale of agricultural water rights and subsequent dry-up of irrigated land…

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