Water sub-district creation possible with time, citizen vote

County Attorney Marti Whitmore (far right) presents information concerning a potential sub-district of the Colorado River District that would include Ouray County, during a Board of County Commissioners work session Tuesday afternoon at the Ouray County Courthouse.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

by Dalton Carver

Ouray County and several area water user stakeholders could become part of a sub-district of the Colorado River District, allowing for the ability to raise funds needed to build out local water rights. However, if the sub-district route is taken, it would only be after a few years and a citizens’ vote that it would become reality.
This information was presented to county commissioners at an April 11 Board of County Commissioners work session by County Attorney Marti Whitmore. The sub-district creation became possible after legislation passed last year.
The sub-district would allow for...

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