Date: 8/27/19 10:17 am
From: Steve Stachowiak <smka2...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: The New Chatfield State Park, Jeffco and Douglas counties
Cobirders,

Before this thread is closed, there is a bit of a misconception in the
previous responses. According to the CSU Colorado Water Knowledge website,
consumptive water use in Colorado is 400,000 acre-feet for Municipal &
Industrial and 4,700,000 acre-feet for Agriculture or 11.75 more than
Municipal/Industrial. Maybe we should consider that fact before buy Rocky
Ford Cantaloupe or Olathe Sweet Corn grown in semi-arid terrain at what
cost?

Good Birding,
Steve Stachowiak
Highlands Ranch, CO

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
>

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