Natural Resources

Late in September I found myself out at the site of the Chimney Hollow Reservoir.  While I posted a picture or two of the group and the valley on a sunshiny day the goal was not to present information to the seventy or so folks gathered to consider the building of the reservoir.  Instead it was to quietly convey the support the project has from the Colorado State Legislature.  
 
The impact on the over seventy contractors gathered there, to know that there is support in terms of both policy and finance, was of great benefit.  Working in this way to secure the water future of Loveland and northern Colorado is one of those vital jobs that’s more than just a photo op or a press release.  

Looking Ahead

Increasingly we are seeing demand for water increase along the Front Range and across Colorado. Even with historic snow pack we are not in a position to allocate every share and we have not done enough to ensure that we can store water in those excess years. Projects like Chimney Hollow Reservoir and the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) are essential in meeting today’s demand and planning for the future. The use of lawsuits and delay tactics is not an adequate replacement for long term planning and facing the realities of increased population and the dangers of future drought. I will push for the completion of these projects and others, finding funding to help secure our water future.