Upper Colorado River under growing pressure from population growth, energy demands

June 17, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Joe Bish for this article.

Vail’s aquatic playground in the spring, summer and fall months — the Upper Colorado, or Upper C — is under increasing pressure from residential and energy development.

Some water experts warn the river is an endangered species if current residential growth patterns and water consumption patterns continue along the state’s Front Range, and they’re increasingly concerned proposed energy production on the Western Slope will accelerate its demise.

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