Plan to reconnect the Colorado River gets major donation

Windy Gap Reservoir, built-in 1985, blocks the Colorado River and inhibits a healthy fishery. Photo: Trout Unlimited

A brand new stretch of the Colorado River is closer to reality in Grand County.

A $2 million donation by PepsiCo has pushed a consortium led by Trout Unlimited closer to its $27.1 million plan to build a 1-mile channel around the Windy Gap Reservoir, which has blocked fish passage and separated the river since it was built in 1985.

LINK (via The Colorado Sun)

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