Court upholds flows for Dolores River

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Court upholds flows for Dolores River

Water district lawsuit to block water rights to bolster habitat rejected
By rejecting a Southwestern Water Conservation District lawsuit, the Colorado Water Court has upheld a controversial new in-stream flow right established by the Colorado Water Conservation Board for the Dolores River.
Biologists with Colorado Parks and Wildlife regularly conduct native fish counts on the Dolores River below McPhee Dam.
Campsites were cleared and signs installed by the BLM and volunteers at campsites on the Lower Dolores River in 2015. The section from below the confluence with the San Miguel River to Gateway is rarely run, but has boatable flows every year for four to six weeks.
A Parks and Wildlife crew works the net to catch fish along the Dolores River.

Court upholds flows for Dolores River

By rejecting a Southwestern Water Conservation District lawsuit, the Colorado Water Court has upheld a controversial new in-stream flow right established by the Colorado Water Conservation Board for the Dolores River.
Biologists with Colorado Parks and Wildlife regularly conduct native fish counts on the Dolores River below McPhee Dam.
Campsites were cleared and signs installed by the BLM and volunteers at campsites on the Lower Dolores River in 2015. The section from below the confluence with the San Miguel River to Gateway is rarely run, but has boatable flows every year for four to six weeks.
A Parks and Wildlife crew works the net to catch fish along the Dolores River.
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