Compensatory Storage November 1984
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At a recent water meeting, a Denver resident said metropolitan area entities could not afford one acre foot of compensatory storage for every acre foot transverted. Regardless of total charges to the importing basin for providing compensatory storage, those charges can never reach the cost to the basin of origin -- Western Colorado cannot be fully compensated for the taking of more water. Additional transmountain diversions represent the transfer and conversion of a Front Range problem into a Western Colorado injury. In a new transversion, even with equal compensatory storage, the water taken ...