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