Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Cooling the water wars - - LOCAL NEWS

Shortage of Water is a major concern not only in Asia. If Colorado is facing these situation, that could be worst for California..

Cooling the water wars
Study urges compromise, state action

By Joey Bunch and Kim McGuire
Denver Post Staff Writers

Colorado cities will struggle to get the water they need as the population grows but may be able to lessen the harm to farms and mountain streams with compromise and stronger state involvement, according to a major study presented Tuesday to the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

The Statewide Water Supply Initiative, a $2.8 million study funded by the legislature in 2003, said the number of lost farms and costly battles for water could be minimized with cooperation and good information.

"We don't want to spawn the next generation of trans-basin fights," said Colorado Trout Unlimited executive director David Nickum, who participated in the study.

When competing water interests in the state's various river basins disagree, he said, "we should encourage dialogue to find win-win situations." Read More... - LOCAL NEWS

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