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Letter: Water wars


Water wars

Dear Editor:

“The law is an ass,” Mr. Bumble said. The awful truth is — you leave the water in the stream and someone else snatches it. Which one of our runoff mayoral candidates has the stones to fight Denver and Colorado water law?

The Colorado River has been named America’s most endangered river.

As long as we are hamstrung by Colorado water law, we cannot allow rain gardens and rain harvesting where there is a municipal water plant. Think how much water could be left in the headwaters of the Colorado if the Front Range required rain harvesting. Think how much we could leave in Castle Creek and Maroon if we lead the way.

Ziska Childs