Coyote Gulch's Colorado Water
The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land. -- Luna Leopold

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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2:32:31 PM    

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From The Sky-Hi Daily News: "The town of Kremmling is on the verge of getting its much-needed water transmission line project started. At the May 21 Town Council meeting, Public Works Director Doug Moses informed the trustees that the bids were in on the project. Fourteen companies reportedly expressed interest in bidding on the project. A recommendation about the bids will be made to the council at its Monday, June 2, meeting. By Tuesday, June 3, Moses said he expects to be able to contact the successful bidder."

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Category: Colorado Water
6:38:31 AM    

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Bill Barrett Corp. hopes to build a water treatment plant south of Silt in order to process water from operations, according to The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. From the article:

A conservation easement may stand in the way of plans by energy developer Bill Barrett Corp. to build a water processing facility on a 280-acre ranch it owns south of Silt. A Garfield County commission hearing on the proposal was delayed recently so Barrett could seek a resolution to concerns, including the contention that the facility is not permitted by the easement. Martha Cochran, executive director of the Aspen Valley Land Trust, which owns the easement, said it appears Barrett's land representatives hadn't been aware of the easement, even though its corporate officials probably were. Barrett spokesman Jim Felton said the company has a different view of what the easement does or doesn't allow but that it is willing to sit down and try to find an acceptable resolution.

Barrett wants to build the plant on its Circle B Land Co. site off County Road 326, about nine miles south of Silt. It would collect water used at gas wells on the property and nearby, separate residual oil and recycle used water back into its operations. Its application says the facility would minimize "wasteful disposal and or the need for taking additional fresh water resources from the Colorado River."

The land trust says it obtained the conservation easement in 1997, before Barrett bought the ranch. Such easements, designed to limit development, can't prevent oil and gas drilling unless the owner of the minerals agrees to restrictions, which is why wells exist on the property, Cochran said. Felton said standard lease agreements allow support facilities to be developed. But the land trust maintains Barrett's right to develop its minerals doesn't include the right to build a water plant that also would serve wells beyond the ranch itself. The county's planning department has recommended that county commissioners turn down Barrett's proposal, only in part because of the conservation easement. Jim Rada, the county's environmental health manager, worries about the proposal's potential odor and noise impacts on nearby homes. The ranch has been the source of many odor complaints over the past three years, Rada wrote in a review of the proposal.

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