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Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Sparkling Water Stopped

This is a photo of where a sparkling stream used to run.  The stream contains a rare species of trout called the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout.  This obstruction cut the stream in half and we were told that our LOA had obtained all necessary permits when in fact according to the authorities they had not obtained any.  They also had plans to do this to other bodies of water in our community. Furthermore they did not own the water rights to the stream to siphon water off and were taking water that belonged to someone else.
Read my article in Mother Earth News about this tragedy at:
It also demonstrates how government can work if given the chance.

1 comment:

Patricia said...

I was left speechless by your article! You would have to be living under a rock (or be dumber than a bag of hammers) to not know that water and water rights are a very big deal in Colorado -- never mind the critical affect on the environment/ecology when you stop the flow of a natural stream. You can't even legally collect rainwater in Colorado! I'm guessing some people think that the laws don't apply to them and that no one else (and certainly not a rare species of fish) are important.