The Denver Post
A peace treaty in a decade-long water war between between Grand County and the Front Range has been struck.
The agreement among Grand County, Denver Water and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District aims to balance Front Range demands with more flow for the Upper Colorado River basin.
The deal also is expected to smooth the progress of plans for two new water projects to bring 16 billion gallons of water from Grand County to the Front Range.
“We are at a historic place,” said Grand County Commissioner James Newberry. “Maybe West Slope and East Slope can work together for the good of Colorado.”
“It’s all a more comprehensive approach to managing the river,” said Mely Whiting, an attorney with Trout Unlimited. “Just getting Denver Water and Northern to coordinate is a big step.”
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