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Colorado Water Conservation Board

Ruedi release one big step closer to reality

May 8, 2016
Elise Thatcher

Water managers have formally decided to allow another release from Ruedi Reservoir in the coming months.

Elise Thatcher

  Water managers are planning to send extra water from Ruedi Reservoir downstream this summer and fall. That’s to help out fish species in the Colorado River, but the effort is once again raising concerns.

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A new water agreement will send additional water from Ruedi Reservoir near Basalt, to endangered fish in the Colorado River.