Basalt open house set on endangered fish agreement |

Basalt open house set on endangered fish agreement

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will host an open house in Basalt Wednesday to discuss a proposed long-term agreement to provide water from Ruedi Reservoir for endangered fish.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Basalt Middle School. Reclamation is undertaking an environmental assessment to analyze the effects of reaching three potential long-term contracts to aid the endangered fish on critical habitat in the Colorado River. Those agreements could require Ruedi and Granby reservoirs and possibly Green Mountain Reservoir to supply 10,825 acre feet of water for the effort.

The environmental assessment will look at the potential effects of the agreement. The Bureau of Reclamation will accept public comments on the proposal. Comments must be submitted in writing via e-mail to, or by hard copy. Hard copy letters or comment cards will be accepted at the public open house, but may

also be mailed to: Attn: 10825 EA, MWH; 1110 Elkton Drive; Suite B; Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Comments must be received by Nov. 18.

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