December 23, 2010--Ritter creates river access mediation panel (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Gov. Bill Ritter today ordered the creation of a River Access Mediation Commission to try to help resolve disputes between boaters and property owners on Colorado waterways. Creation of the commission was one of eight unanimous recommendations made in a report by a 17-member governor’s task force created to come up with ways to address river access conflicts.

October 27, 2007--3 states compete for water from shrinking Lake Lanier (Washington Post)

The waters of Lake Lanier, funneled through federal dams along the Chattahoochee River, sustain about 2.8 million people in the Atlanta metropolitan area, a nuclear power plant that lights up much of Alabama, and the marine life in Florida's Apalachicola River and Bay. Now, amid one of the worst droughts on record, all three places feel uncomfortably close to running dry.

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