DENVER— Denver Water, Trout Unlimited and Grand County today announced agreement on a package of river protections designed to keep the Fraser River and its trout populations healthy.
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Denver Water, Trout Unlimited and Grand County were party to the Mitigation and Enhancement Coordination Plan, which was struck on Tuesday. The three parties have submitted it to state and federal agencies reviewing the project.
Water attorney Mely Whiting tenaciously advocated on behalf of the conservation group Trout Unlimited for preserving key habitat for river trout.
Calling the agreement "a victory for the river," Trout Unlimited said the plan closes discussions over the proposed Moffat project designed to improve the reliability of Denver Water's system by capturing remaining water rights in the upper Colora
Denver Water and Western Slope leaders have reached a deal to try to save the Fraser River and its trout while letting Denver siphon 11 percent more water across the Continental Divide.