Groups try again to secure Colorado water for recreation

By giving up the push for a legal mechanism to secure a water right, some in Colorado’s recreation community are hoping proposed legislation will result in more water in streams for the benefit of boaters.

A new bill would allow certain public entities to create a “recreation in-channel values reach” (RIVR), a stretch of river up to 400 yards long, which is important to boaters, anglers, and waders. Holders of this RIVR segment could then lease water, which would be sent downstream to boost flows in the segment.

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