December 10, 2010--Stream flows at issue in Denver Water diversion plans (Summit Citizens)

Colorado Division of Wildlife biologists this week said plans by Denver Water to increase diversions from the West Slope via the Moffat Firming Project will reduce stream flows and raise temperatures in the Williams Fork, Fraser and Upper Colorado River systems. The lower flows would increase sedimentation in the affected reaches of these rivers, reducing their ability to support aquatic insects and fish life, according to Ken Kehmaier, senior aquatic biologist for the Platte River Basin.

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