To say things are heating up around Windy Gap Reservoir isn't just a figure of speech. But the controversial pond pausing the flow of the upper Colorado River remains a hot topic as Grand County commissioners take up a 1041 permit application for the proposed Windy Gap Firming Project that would impact the upper reaches of the state's namesake river. Two days of public hearings opening comment on the proposal to expand the Northern Water Conservancy District's transmountain diversion built around the 445-acre-foot reservoir near Granby drew a crowd to Hot Sulphur Springs last week. As has become the norm in the lengthy process, much emphasis was placed on the negative environmental impacts Windy Gap Reservoir already has had on the upper Colorado River and potential ways to fix the problem.
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