Mon. County Looking For Extra Water Storage For West End

Sep 4th @ 4:57 pm in News by Scott Staley

With the hope of the west end of Montrose County improving economically provided the Pinon Ridge Mill goes through , officials are now trying to find ways to store water in that area.  The Colorado Water Conservation Board is urging the county to use instream flows that would allow the county to use water only from the spring runoff for storage.  Both Montrose County and other parties are working out plans that would eventually take six potential reservoir sites and combine them into two according to Brian Wilson, the county’s director of public works.  Wilson also said that the county is looking for other storage capabilities to accommodate the possible growth of the west end should the uranium mill and other mining opportunities develop.