Wolf Creek Reservoir Project Seeking More Public Engagement

by | Sep 27, 2022 | News | 0 comments

Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District is working to build a new reservoir to be named the Wolf Creek Reservoir. “The proposal is an off-channel reservoir with a dam 110 feet tall and 3,800 feet long, with water that will be pumped from the White River,” shares the Steamboat Pilot & Today article. “In January 2021, the district secured a water right for 66,720 acre-feet, which can be used for municipal purposes in the downstream town of Rangely, for mitigation of environmental impacts, for recreation, for fish and for wildlife habitat.” U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials have decided to increase the opportunities for members of the public to weigh in on the project with an additional round of public engagement, shares the article. The project has the potential for lots of scrutiny and, perhaps, national attention, especially with the current spotlight on the declining reservoirs of the Colorado River system. 

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