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Alt. Water Transfers

Cover HW Fall 2017

Water sharing and banking, coined "alternative transfer methods" or ATMs, could provide flexibility for stretched water supplies —but not without marked challenges. Read the Fall 2017 issue of Headwaters magazine and explore options to:

  • keep water in farming
  • help municipalities plan ahead
  • share between ag and environmental uses
  • bank water on the Colorado River

Browse articles and find a flipbook of the magazine here.

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Water Education Colorado

Instream Gravel Mine Donated For River Park

HOTCHKISS, CO — Described by some locals as an ‘invisible resource,’ public access to the North Fork of the Gunnison River between the towns of Paonia and Hotchkiss has been non-existent to date. That is all about to change.

At a signing ceremony on December 19, 2003, United Companies of Grand Junction finalized its agreement to donate 19 acres of a previous instream gravel mine near Paonia to the North Fork River Improvement Association for public access. In its place, plans are under way for restoration of the site and construction of a river park designed by the community. Several adjoining landowners have also agreed to contribute land, expanding the park to 30 acres including a half-mile of river frontage on both sides.

Planning and construction of the park is being funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, GOCO, the General Service Foundation, United Companies, and numerous local interests in the form of both cash and donated services.

Currently in the engineering stages, construction of the new park is slated to begin in early 2005, with the project to be completed by summer of the same year. For more information, contact Jeff Crane at 970-872-2433.

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