Flaming Gorge Reservoir
A Colorado businessman seeking to build a pipeline to deliver water from Wyoming to Colorado’s Front Range estimates that whoever designs, builds, finances and operates the project could see at least a $1.4 billion profit.
The latest federal permit application to construct a pipeline for Green River water is sparking opposition from environmental groups and others in the Cowboy State.
Colorado water officials have agreed to spend $72,000 to explore a proposal to divert water from Wyoming to the Front Range.
A study commissioned by an environmental policy group says diverting water from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir and Green River in Wyoming to Colorado could hurt tourism and recreation in the area, though effects could be mitigated.
A 35-year-old Colorado man is presumed drowned in Flaming Gorge Reservoir after reportedly giving up his life jacket to a friend swimming with him.