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Aurora, Colorado Springs reach Eagle water deal

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER – Eagle County, Aurora and Colorado Springs have reached an agreement on a 15-year-old dispute over water rights in the Eagle River Basin.

Aurora officials say the agreement, announced Wednesday, prevents Aurora and Colorado Springs from building water diversion structures within the Holy Cross Wilderness Area. Instead, water will be diverted from the less pristine Camp Hale area, which was used for Army training during World War II.

The two cities agreed to build, if necessary, a smaller-than-planned reservoir in lower Homestake Creek and to scale back a proposed groundwater development.

The sides also agreed to meet annually to discuss proposed projects and their environmental impacts.


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