Supporters of new Colorado reservoir rally for cause
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Supporters of a new reservoir in northern Colorado say it’s needed to protect agriculture.
The Colorado Farm Bureau and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District sponsored a rally Tuesday to promote the proposed Glade Reservoir, which would draw from the Cache la Poudre River. The project, dubbed the Northern Integrated Supply Project, would cost an estimated $400 million.
Supporters say the foresight that led to construction of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project is needed today to back a new reservoir.
The Big Thompson, which includes Horsetooth Reservoir, provides water to farmers and communities across northeastern Colorado.
Opponents are concerned about the potential impacts on the Cache la Poudre.
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