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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Commissioner Moyer Meets with State Water Engineer


Commissioner Moyer and CCI Executive Director John Swartout met with the State Water Engineer Kevin Rein in Denver on Thursday December 12 to discuss the county’s support for the conditional water rights necessary for Wolf Creek Reservoir.  “It appears as though the State Engineer’s office is overreaching their role and continuing to move the goal post on what the requirements are for the Water Conservancy District to obtain a recommendation of approval,” stated Commissioner Moyer. “I encouraged Mr. Rein and the State Engineer’s office to be more cooperative with the Water Conservancy District in order to avoid the cost of litigation for everyone. Neither party benefits if this has to go to trial.  This water storage project would potentially protect many current Rio Blanco County and White River Basin water users including both towns of Meeker and Rangely by providing additional water storage that could be used for augmentation should a compact call from the lower basin ever be implemented.”  The water court requires a report from the State Engineer’s office prior to granting or denying water right requests.  The conditional water rights granted by the water court is necessary before moving forward on the required permitting process for construction of the reservoir.  Rio Blanco County will continue to support the Water Conservancy District as they continue to work in good faith towards resolve with the DWR/State Engineer’s office. The Water Conservancy District has set a trial date to settle this matter.  

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