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Fighting Irresponsible Water Projects

Unfortunately, water planners throughout the 7-state Colorado River region are planning even more new dams, diversions, and pipelines that would further drain the river and its tributaries.  Bad water project proposals we are fighting:

  • Moffat Project in Colorado
  • Windy Gap Firming Project in Colorado
  • Wolf Creek Reservoir on the the White River in Colorado
  • The San Juan Headwaters Project
  • The proposed dams on Maroon and Castle Creeks near Aspen, Colorado
  • Irresponsible water use from the Animas-La Plata Project
  • Gila River Pipeline in New Mexico
  • Price River Dam in Utah
  • Lake Powell Pipeline in Utah
  • Green River Nuclear Powerplant in Utah
  • Fontenelle Dam expansion in Wyoming
  • The “10 dams in 10 years” proposals that would impact the Green River in Wyoming

Faming Gorge Pipeline

Altogether, the proposals above would divert a new ~300,000 acre feet of water out of the Colorado River and its tributaries. In addition, state water planning processes in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming are also yielding even more bad proposed water projects that we may address in the future.  Nevada, Arizona, and California are also proposing new destructive water supply projects, including some proposals to settle Native American water rights that may include even more dams and diversions. Save The Colorado believes that our society needs to stop draining and destroying rivers and needs to focus on river protection and restoration. Thus, we are addressing the threat of these proposed irresponsible projects on many levels through science, law, and public advocacy.

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