Colorado: Corps of Engineers pushes back decision for Denver Water’s Moffat Collection System expansion project

Summit County Citizens Voice by Bob Berwyn

The Fraser River already contributes a disproportionately large share of its water to transmountain diversions. Without adequate mitigation, increased diversions are likely to lead to unsustainable degradation of aquatic ecosystems, according to Colorado Trout Unlimited Director David Nickum.

“We assume this means they recognize they need to get more analysis into the assessment,” Nickum said. “The draft was badly flawed. It failed to address a lot of the impacts,” he added.