Salt Lake City, Utah
Released On: August 07, 2003
The Conservancy District would use the water to protect water users in the Upper Gunnison Basin from having their domestic water supplies interrupted by downstream senior water rights. The water would be released to the Gunnison River during times the senior water rights placed a "call" on the river. A "call" is a request to the State Engineer to force water users with junior decrees to cease or diminish their diversions and pass the called amount of water to the downstream senior water right.
At the present time individual water users can purchase water from Blue Mesa but separate water contracts with Reclamation and separate agreements with the State Engineer are needed for each water use. Under the proposed water sale plan, this system would become more efficient and less expensive for water users and government agencies.
Written comments on the draft assessment may be sent to Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, at 2764 Compass Drive, Suite 106, Grand Junction, CO 81506 by September 7th, 2003. Comments may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or to receive a copy of the draft assessment, contact Steve McCall or Dave Roberts at the above address or telephone 970-248-0600.
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