OURAY COUNTY: 
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
dalton@ouraynews.com


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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