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HB10-1159: West Slope Loses on Water-Transfer Bill

Western Slope legislators got a lesson in math Friday when the House voted down a bill on water transfers. House Bill 1159 would have required cities that want to import water from far away to negotiate with local water districts to minimize the impacts, The Durango Herald reports. The bill would have put Western Slope water districts in a stronger position when Front Range cities come looking for water in future years. ‚ÄúThere are damages when water is moved,” said Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, the bill’s sponsor.

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