Dewatering Lawsuit Yields Results for Gunnison

Only weeks after achieving the reversal of a Interior Department ruling that could have lowered river flows to 300 cfs, conservationists were in Colorado’s Gunnison River releasing 85,000 rainbow trout fingerlings. “The stocking was the latest attempt to mitigate the impact of six years of whirling disease on rainbows in the river. It came seven weeks after conservationists won a lawsuit against a Bush administration deal to give up the national park’s 1933 water right to help Colorado businesses and cities that held lesser water rights.” Ed Dentry in the Rocky Mountain News.

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