Date: 8/26/19 1:36 pm From: Bill Schreitz <flannelmoth...> Subject: [cobirds] Re: The New Chatfield State Park, Jeffco and Douglas counties
First, thank you Tom, for posting the website showing the plans for Chatfield. I attended the District Court session and heard the presentations on both sides of the Chatfield Reallocation issue. Reaching the the proposed future water level depends on three seemingly unlikely sources, only two of which we have any control. Those three are annual precipitation over and above the recent average (specifically made clear in the Court proceeding), improved wise use (both residential & commercial) of our daily use of water, and a reduction of new development of both residential and commercial construction. There is no new water (say from the western slope) that is slated to fill Chatfield, only the excess rain & snow above the usual from the watershed areas that feed the reservoir now.Wise use and development reduction is all we can do. I would be interested to know when that future water level is projected to be reached. Does anyone know that target year?
On Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 6:44:37 PM UTC-6, Tom Wilberding wrote: > > Driving around Chatfield today I wondered why are all the new roads, > paths, and parking lots SO FAR from the water. Then I scrolled through the > following maps showing the future water level, and see that it is very > close to the new parking lots. > https://chatfieldreallocation.org/project-map/ > > For example, the Plum Creek Day Use parking lot is shown about thirty feet > from the water, not .67 miles as it exists now. When the water will be > raised, where the additional water will come from, and how it will affect > many trees which will be underwater, I don't know. > > I think Chatfield is still a work-in-progress. Hope the final product will > be beneficial to birds. > > Tom Wilberding > Littleton, CO >